GOALS ("Get Outside And Learn Something" is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to connect, inspire, and empower youth through wilderness river expeditions.
This is not just another outdoor education program build on a rafting platform. By delivering an extraordinary growth-focused curriculum embedded in a world-class adventure, GOALS expeditions change young lives.
Our powerful curriculum leverages the power of a wilderness river expedition to create connections and metaphorically teach life lessons that last long beyond the take-out. Designed by a team of professional educators and experienced wilderness guides to do much more than just develop outdoor skill sets and provide academic enrichment opportunities outside of the classroom, our Class I, II, and III curricula are differentiated for the ages and experience levels of our participants. Each combines lessons that encourage curiosity and foster imaginative discovery with activities that empower participants as they push beyond perceived limits.
Of course, this growth occurs in highly revered canyons where access is limited, electronic distractions don't exist, and where there's no time, energy, or desire to look or act in a manner that isn't completely authentic. The unique combination of inspiration and accomplishment that comes from recognizing and overcoming vulnerability to do more than was previously thought possible within the canyons we explore justifies the effort it takes to get there.
Ultimately, it is the powerful combination of strategic curriculum, revered settings, and dynamic leaders that make our mission possible and set GOALS expeditions apart from all other youth empowerment programs.