All Kinds of News for February 08, 2017
During the week of January 9th, Pure Life staff and providers volunteered their time and talents to participate in our second annual Tico Week. The Pure Life staff have been teaching the Pure Life life skills curriculum to a group of young Ticos (Costa Ricans) in the local community. At the completion of the class, the young Ticos were invited to participate in a Pure Life adventure week. For many of these Tico youth, they have never had the opportunity to raft, rappel, surf or backpack in their own country. The highlight of the week was a shared meal with the current Pure Life clients.
Christian Lopez, Operations Director at Pure Life says, “for both groups of young people, this was a life changing experience. Our North American students came to staff commenting on how humbling it was to share a meal with the Costa Ricans whose experiences are so different than theirs. Our Tico students were shocked and touched by how they could impact someone’s outlook on life by merely being themselves.”
Pure Life staff looks forward to Tico Week every year. It gives staff the opportunity to share their passion for Adventure Therapy with the communities in which they live. It allows struggling young Ticos the opportunity to broaden their life view and experience their country in a new way. Every staff that participates in Tico Week volunteers their time, and all services provided are donated by Pure Life and partnering providers. It remains a core principle of Pure Life to give back to Costa Rica and its people.
About Pure LifePure Life Adventures is located in the Central Pacific region of beautiful Costa Rica. Relying on decades of experience in the Costa Rican outdoor industry, our bicultural team provides a therapeutically sophisticated and holistic approach to helping young adults with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, executive function deficits, trauma and substance abuse. Our students are individuals with very real challenges looking for lasting change. Pure Life utilizes traditional individual and group therapy in combination with outdoor experiential learning and adventure. Our integrated and dynamic approach includes an emphasis on fitness, mindfulness, life skills and cultural immersion. For more information, contact us at (801) 896 9490.