7 Reasons a Self-Directed and Experiential Education Model works with Youth in High Risk Situations

  1. Youth can measure their own progress; that promotes ownership over learning.
  2. The level of engagement is increased; that promotes retention.
  3. The autonomy in learning becomes exciting;  that promotes individual goal-setting.
  4. The youth can adapt the curriculum; that promotes confidence.
  5. The youth internalize the experience; that promotes deeper learning.
  6. The youth can use different learning styles; that promotes students’ learning needs being met.
  7. The youth can create their own learning plan; that promotes progress and success.


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