Works to interrupt unsuccessful patterns by empowering youth through challenges, structured curriculum and new tools for future success in life. Utilizes experiential learning approach to facilitate behavior change in individuals in a group setting. Can accommodate a variety of needs, personal concerns, different values, styles and capacity for learning. Is valuable in helping youth develop their capacity for trust, communication, problem solving and becoming personally responsible for their own behavior.
“Youth are healed by taro patches, they are healed by the sea, the are healed by pulling on the lines of the sails. The experiential approach has the power to reconnect them with being alive in the real world.”