Vale’s Partnership with Outward Bound Oman Prepares Youth to Join Workforce

Two groups of Vale-sponsored students from North Batinah have successfully completed a four-day experience-based outdoor programme with Outward Bound Oman in Jebel Akhdar.

Planned in collaboration with the Ministry of Education(MoE), the programme bridges the worlds of education and work by providing students with the opportunity to develop essential skill sets that will support their transition into the workforce.

The journey of self-discovery was designed to enhance participants’ self-confidence and leadership, teamwork and negotiation skills, in the hopes that these lessons are applied in their professional lives.

Outward Bound Instructor crowned British ultra trail running champion

PENRITH’S Kim Collison won the gruelling Montane Lakeland 50-mile race to be crowned British ultra trail running champion — and then dedicated the success to two late grandparents.

Running for Team 9bar, Kim was one of 549 runners who completed a challenging course and tackled more than 3,000 metres of ascent between Dalemain, near Penrith, and Coniston. This was held alongside the Lakeland 100, which started and finished in Coniston.

OB USA’s Voyageur Outward Bound School receives $100,000 grant

SCE (www.scefdn.org) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Voyageur Outward Bound School to increase and augment its outdoor learning expeditions.  The funds will allow the organization to triple the number of youth it will serve in its 2014-15 partnership program with Open World Learning Community School and St. Paul Public Schools.  The program will use experiential learning to challenge participants to understand that they are capable of more.

Outward Bound Singapore instructors to train first batch of Youth Corps members – See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/outward-bound-singapore-instructors-train-first-batch-yo#sthash.fV0D4lcJ.dpuf

Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) instructors will train and mentor the inaugural batch of Youth Corps members who start their training later this month, said the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) in a statement on Thursday.

Young potential unlocked in the wild

Modern society poses significant challenges to young people, particularly during periods of transition when they can be left to feel vulnerable, often becoming disengaged with their own learning and development. Indeed, the Annual Population Survey (APS) estimated that, in 2012, there were 33,000 young people aged 16 to 19 years not in education, employment or training in Scotland. This means that approximately 13 per cent of the young people within this age range in Scotland are outside of any form of recognised participation in society.

Three Ways to Ensure Underserved High School Students Graduate

NYC Outward Bound Schools has developed a culture of “grit” across its network of schools. One area in which this particularly stands out is the arena of college readiness. The schools don’t just address the academics of college preparation, but also the character needs: it takes perseverance, discipline and resilience for students to overcome the challenges they face to get to and through college. It’s important to make sure students envision themselves as scholars and that they have the tools to succeed.