Beyond Boundaries wilderness expeditions take outstanding alumni on day trips and weeklong camping trips, allowing them time for reflection and restoration before they return to their home environment. The program offers system-impacted young people an opportunity to leave the confines of the neighborhood and communities in which they live and gain a different perspective about the world around them. The stillness of nature and the quiet of retreat allows them the space to consider their future lifestyle choices while facilitating their ability to tap into their true identity through rooting themselves in nature.
Some of our past expeditions include a four-day hiking, rock-climbing, and camping journey in Joshua Tree National Park; a four-day rafting trip on the Sacramento River; a four-day hiking trip to Alta Peak in the Sequoia National Park; day hikes to the Santa Monica Mountains; and LA Waterkeeper boat trips.
“YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD BE DEFINED BY THEIR BEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN LIFE, NOT BY THEIR WORST MISTAKES. INCARCERATING CHILDREN DOES NOT WORK.”
“IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, I WORRY ABOUT BULLETS, BUT OUT HERE, THE ONLY BULLETS I WORRY ABOUT ARE MOSQUITO BITES.”
—Raul, Beyond Boundaries participant