I am running in the Chicago & New York Marathons to support Project Extreme www.projectextreme.org and the kids it helps in so many ways.
Project Extreme supports teens at risk and their families. Project Extreme provides an innovative active camping experience for teens along with weekend follow up programs throughout the year.
Project Extreme is a one of a kind not-for-profit organization, which provides unique, innovative and individualized attention and services for teens-at-risk, their families, and their communities. Teens exhibiting at-risk behaviors have placed their entire social, emotional, familial and academic development in jeopardy. Project Extreme deals with all of these realities with compelling positive outcomes.
Project Extreme has developed a broad portfolio of both short and long term programs designed to assist teens in need and their families to overcome their many challenges by providing them with the life skills and training, social support networks and professional counseling, in a positive, healthy environment that is fun, exciting, secure and highly productive.
Project Extreme utilizes a strengths-based orientation with a focus on skills building, including life and coping skills, with a one-to-one participant/counselor ratio and a meaningful, long term follow-up program. Counselors are required to remain in touch with the participants through adolescence and into adulthood, and this unconditional long-term support assists the teens in continuing to utilize their newly acquired skills and make healthy life choices. Project Extreme’s methodology allows for meaningful and healthy connections and fosters positive trusting relationships.