All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
For over two years, Pure Life has been partnering with Costa Ricans and has developed a community-based wilderness therapy option for the local young people. Pure Life Founder Andrew Taylor and Pure Life Operations Director Cristian Lopez have been working with area youth to provide coaching, mentoring and family support.
Once a year, Pure Life offers Tico Week for the participants of the program. This is an opportunity for local youth to experience a week of adventure therapy in their own back yard. "Tico Week is a chance for local Ticos (Costa Ricans) to experience a week in the field with Pure Life staff." Andrew states, "Many of these Ticos do not have the resources to access the amazing beauty and adventures in their own back yard, it is very rewarding for our staff to facilitate this unique experience."
Last month, Pure Life commited to further formalizing the program. They are collaborating with a local Costa Rican school to provide mentoring, coaching, and adventure activities for 12 recent high school graduates. JOVA (Jovenes Aventureros), will be formally sponsored by Pure Life. Andrew shares, "Pure Life students and JOVA participants will have the chance to interact monthly in a peer mentoring setting. We look forward to the mutually beneficial relationship that will be formed by two very different cultures coming together and finding meaning and commonality in their challenges and struggles." Pure Life commits to utilizing their resources to give back to the local community and build relationships between Pure Life and JOVA youth.
About Pure Life Adventure
Pure Life Adventure is located in the Central Pacific region of beautiful Costa Rica. Relying on decades of experience in the Costa Rican outdoor industry, the 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. The 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. The Pure Life integrated and dynamic approach includes an emphasis on fitness, mindfulness, life skills and cultural immersion.