Outward Bound is the leading experiential education organization in the United States, with a national network of regional schools across the country – each with their own rich local legacies, intimate knowledge of their respective course areas and close ties to the communities they serve. Founded in 1941, for the past 75 years Outward Bound has been preparing students of all ages and circumstances with the strength of character and determination they need to thrive – in the classroom, in the workplace, in the family and in the world.
Outward Bound serves over 40,000 individuals annually and has a nationwide community of more than 1 million supporters and alumni.
Individual support is integral to our ability to sustain the impact of our programs and to serve a diverse range of students. Individual donors engage in a vibrant community that develops accomplished and compassionate people who make a positive difference in their lives, their communities and the world.
Contributions from foundations and corporations provide stability for Outward Bound USA, support existing programs and seed the launch of new initiatives. With collaboration from leading institutions that share common values, together we can sustain the growth and continued empowerment of Outward Bound students and the communities they serve.
Outward Bound hosts several events throughout the year to help bring the vibrant Outward Bound community together. These events are wonderful opportunities to meet like-minded alumni, introduce prospective donors and celebrate the important work Outward Bound is doing in your city, state or neighborhood.
Outward Bound believes that every student, regardless of ability to pay, should have the opportunity to participate in an Outward Bound course. Scholarship support is administered regionally at Outward Bound Schools.
Thank you for supporting the work of Outward Bound. Your donation helps students learn, through the challenges that arise on an expedition, that they can do more than they ever thought possible. Donors like you are an integral part of the Outward Bound community – and play a crucial role in helping Outward Bound graduates return to school, work or home prepared to serve and committed to lead.
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