Here's what the children and youth who participate in Project Venture have to say about us:
“I’ve learned to plan ahead, to listen and pay attention to directions, and how to work together as a team.”
"I’ve learned how to conquer my fears and make new friends.”
“I learned how to climb rocks. Also how to stay healthy. And finally, now I know how to use a compass.”
Project Venture works with entire communities to bring our programming to life. Here’s what family and school teachers have to say about the impact of Project Venture:
“My son is learning different things and he really likes the experience. It keeps him out of trouble and he meets new students.”
“This will help him be open to communicating with peers. This will give him confidence in knowing he can overcome his fears.”
“My child is experiencing new adventures, learning to live outdoors and how to survive in nature.”
“It has given my son motivation, positive thinking, and ambition.”
“The program gives my daughter a chance to have a more active lifestyle outside home and school”
“Project Venture reinforces positive social skills, develops confidence, and helps students practice teamwork. They’re learning to express their talents and gifts through alternative activities, talents and gifts that may not be demonstrated in a typical academic setting.”
Here's what one of our partners has to say about Project Venture:
"I have witnessed firsthand the incredible impact that Project Venture has had on our members. The program has been instrumental in fostering personal growth, building resilience, developing strong leadership skills, and nurturing a strong commitment to community service among our youth.
Through Project Venture, our members have engaged in a variety of outdoor experiential activities that have challenged them physically and mentally. These activities have not only helped them develop problem-solving and decision-making skills while fostering teamwork and collaboration but have also instilled in them a deep sense of responsibility towards their community. Our members have actively participated in community service initiatives, ranging from trash cleanups to native dune plant restoration, allowing them to contribute positively to the well-being of their community.
Project Venture has provided our members with a supportive and inclusive community, where they feel a strong sense of belonging. The program has created a safe space for them to express themselves, explore their potential, form lasting friendships, and develop a sense of social responsibility. The positive relationships built with their peers and mentors have served as a foundation for their personal growth, as well as their commitment to serving others. I have witnessed the transformation of our youth into confident leaders who actively contribute to our community, not only through their personal development but also through their dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.
Overall, Project Venture has been an invaluable asset to our center and our members. It has empowered them to embrace their strengths, navigate challenges, envision a brighter future, and actively engage in community service. I am grateful to witness the positive impact of this program and the dedication our members have shown in making a difference in our community."