At-Risk Youth and Hope: Incorporating a Ropes Course into a Summer Jobs Program

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Abstract

Hope is important in the career development of at-risk youth. A 1-day Ropes Course, designed to increase hope, was incorporated into a summer jobs program for this population. The Ropes Course used individual and group activities that challenged the participants to overcome obstacles and achieve predetermined goals. Program evaluation data, including the Hope Scale and a thought-listing activity, indicated that the participants experienced an increase in hope after the Ropes Course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1996

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