Outward Bound is so shocking because of how real it is. The challenges are real. The problems are real. The consequences of our decisions are real. And this experience becomes a metaphor for life.
The participants leave dreams destroyed behind and begin to trust themselves. Generally, at-risk youth are in a vicious circle-a circle that traps them and makes them prone to repeat unacceptable acts and behaviors, which have extremely negative social repercussions.