The GetOutAndLearn program uses experiential and adventure-based learning to educationally engage under-served San Francisco youth who are at-risk of dropping out of school. GOAL prepares, encourages and motivates students to graduate from high school, make healthy choices and pursue post-secondary education or meaningful work. Above all, students leave the program with a greater sense of personal responsibility and self-esteem that benefits them and their communities forever.
GetOutAndLearn students step out of their comfort zone on a ten-day backpacking expedition in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This is a pivotal experience as GOAL students gain the confidence to trust and believe in themselves and their classmates.
Ropes Course Facilitation:
GetOutAndLearn students learn leadership skills through training and mentoring by the Pacific Leadership Institute, in addition to weekly facilitation of the Ft. Miley Ropes Course.
In partnership with the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Association at the Hyde Street Pier, GetOutAndLearn students learn hands-on math and science through traditional wooden boat building, rowing and sailing small student built crafts in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park.
GetOutAndLearn students meet weekly at the Presidio YMCA for swim lessons and can opt for CPR/First Aid and lifeguard training while participating in the Waves for Change program.
Get Out And Learn is a program at Downtown High School, located on Potrero Hill in the San Francisco Unified School District.