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Supporting Student Success

Our Student Success programs help students in alternative programs see themselves as capable and resilient learners who can solve problems, make good choices, and set goals for the future. Our action-based learning programs help students experience positive risk taking, build self-confidence, and develop interpersonal skills.

'Supporting Student Success' is customized to the needs of your learners but is often delivered in the following 2-Phase or 4-Phase models:

2-Phase Student Success Program:
Adventure based learning programs are an effective tool for fostering personal growth and resilience among at-risk students. One study found that at-risk youth who took part in an adventure program reported increased levels of hope – a key predictor of youths’ ability to put forth the effort required to succeed. After the program, they believed that they had the ability to develop specific plans for meeting goals and believed that they would be successful in attaining those goals.

This innovative multi-phase program encompasses a day at your school followed by a field trip experience at The Adventure Learning Centre. Our program at your school includes a series of team challenges and problem solving initiative tasks. While at The Adventure Learning Centre students will participate in a series of high impact activities that may include our High Ropes Challenge Course, Climbing Wall, and Low Ropes activities. This multi-phase approach provides students with time to learn and consolidate new skills, build rapport with our professional facilitators, and see their own progres over time.

4-Phase Student Success Program:
Studies have shown at-risk youth who participate in programming over a longer arc of time had a more positive view of the future. This included the ability to deal creatively with challenging and stressful situations, a willingness to set goals and work toward achieving them. Participants increased the value they put on achievement including an interest in and understanding of the importance of doing well in various areas of involvement, and keeping goals in view in the midst of difficult situations.

The 4-phase model adds more time, and a more gradual progression of activity for participants. Day 1 still occurs in the school and focuses on community building and problem solving. Day 2 sees students at the Adventure Learning Centre for low ropes and initiative programming to take the learning from the classroom into a new environment. High Ropes is the feature of Day 3 as students learn to safely operate belay systems, to demonstrate care, and take positive risks. Day 4 asks students to make a commitment to action as we head on a final field trip to Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area for a day of rappelling over the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment.

Contact Us to begin 'Supporting Student Success.'