All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
Trails Momentum, a young adult wilderness therapy program for men and women ages 18-25, provides students with the academic skills and tools to build success in the classroom. During back-to-school season, young men and women who have struggled to succeed in school or who have dropped out of college may be wondering what their next steps might be.
At Trails Momentum, students have the opportunity to earn six college credits from Western State Colorado University, an accredited university. The two courses students participate in, Principles of Outdoor Recreation and Introduction to Communication and Leadership, are completely integrated into therapeutic programming. “Both of the classes we offer at Trails Momentum are directly tied to the work we are doing in therapy sessions and on expedition,” comments Dr. Sarah Parlier, Lead Educator at Trails Momentum. “Both our academic and therapeutic programming are designed to help students build goals and a purpose for themselves. Many feel lost and without direction before joining us. We work with them to feel comfortable in a classroom setting and transform their beliefs about themselves as students.”
The curriculum at Trails Momentum is arranged topically so that it doesn’t matter when students come in throughout the year. Students move through the curriculum wheel until they come back to where they started.
“Some of our students have dropped out of school or have not been successful in school in their past,” says Parlier. “During the period where schools start their fall semesters, students are seeing all of their friends go back to school. This time of year can amplify their feelings of hopelessness and their lack of direction. It can be a great time for them to consider a program like Trails Momentum where they can begin the healing process and experience being in a supportive classroom environment.”
For more information about academic programming at Trails Momentum, please visit https://trailsmomentum.com/learn/ or call (877) 296-8711.
About Trails Momentum:
Trails Momentum is a co-ed adventure-based wilderness therapy program for young adults ages 18-25. Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, Trails Momentum offers a transformative, whole student centered growth experience for young adults struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Adventure programming, clinical services, education, service-learning, and community living are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills in order to empower students to make the transition into independence.