Wyandot Explorers

The Wyandot Explorer program consists of a variety of monthly activities offered throughout the school year to families of all ages. The purpose of these activities is to provide a quality youth development experience that builds competencies and creates positive life-long memories in a safe and supportive environment.

Youth Development is a process that prepares young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a coordinated progressive series of activities that help them to become socially, ethically, emotionally, physically, and cognitively competent.

Outcomes*

In an inclusive, engaging and challenging environment youth will:

  • Increase their social and cultural competencies and feel a sense of belonging
  • Develop leadership, teamwork and cooperation skills
  • Increase self-confidence, independence and empowerment with an awareness that we live in an interdependent world
  • Plan, make choices, reflect and learn from their decisions
  • Build a life-long appreciation and respect for the outdoor environment
  • Develop a sense of respect, responsibility and contribution to their community
  • Be involved in rich group experiences that are inherently interesting and fun
  • Be recognized for their accomplishments

*Based on the key elements of positive youth development research