Youth Development

COURAGE PROJECT

One Adventure at a Time

Incline Village, NV

Mission

Through mindful engagement in inspiring outdoor experiences, we aim to enhance the lives of children who experience anxiety and depression and their families. ​ The Courage Project seeks to raise awareness, destigmatize mental health concerns, and increase access to evidence-based care - one adventure at a time.

Ruling Year

2018

Founder & CEO

Dr. Brie A. Moore Ph.D.

Main Address

PO BOX 4515

Incline Village, NV 89450 USA

Keywords

education, mental health, youth, meditation, wellness, recreation, sports

EIN

82-3084956

 Number

1272776698

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Childhood mental health is too often ignored and children seldom have access to needed support, due to limitations regarding resources, associated stigma, and other barriers to access.

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Mindful Outdoor Adventures

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of free participants of guided tours

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Mindful Outdoor Adventures

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We launched in June 2018 and have provided nearly 50 children with free access to 9 unique adventures our first summer, including mindfulness-based yoga, hiking, SUP and rock climbing outings.

Total number of guided tours given

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Mindful Outdoor Adventures

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The Courage Project launched in June 2018. During our first summer, we hosted 9 free summer events. This winter we are planning 6 free events for 2019.

Number of health outcomes improved

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Mindful Outdoor Adventures

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Coming from a strong research background, we collect participant satisfaction data as well as overall health status and physical activity data pre- and post-event and analyzing dose response.

Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Mindful Outdoor Adventures

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We launched in June of 2018 and have collected ongoing participant satisfaction data. 100% of our participants report our services as Excellent (5/5) when rating professionalism and overall quality.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We aim to enhance quality of life for children experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, destigmatize mental health and disseminate knowledge regarding effective, evidence-based approaches for addressing anxiety and depression.

We aim encourage an open dialogue about mental health by engaging children in fun, inspiring, and courageous activities. Engaging in these activities challenges child, family and societal expectations of the capabilities of children experiencing mental health concerns, but also encourages children and families to more openly discuss these struggles, allowing opportunities for greater connection, support, and acceptance.

The Courage Project's Founder and Directors have extensive knowledge and expertise in mental health. We are firmly grounded in the evidence-base. Our knowledge and philosophy is applied thoughtfully throughout every aspect of our organizational activities, from the training of our staff to the selection of our outdoor activities and choice of supporting, allied organizations and professionals.

We are firmly committed to program development and refinement, including quality assessment and quality control. To this end, we gather both objective and subjective outcome data from participants and staff at all levels measuring key indicators, including satisfaction, professionalism, warmth, compassion, effectiveness, and quality of services. To date, 100% of respondents have indicated that they would attend another event, refer a family or friend to our program and found the overall quality of our services to be excellent.

To date, as of Fall 2018, in our inaugural season we have held 9 events, have provided free access to high-quality professionally-led adventures to nearly 50 children, and have established an all volunteer staff of managers, coaches and athlete ambassadors. In 3 months time, we have received nearly $10,000 in donated goods, services, and volunteer efforts, as well as the generations donations of our community to support our efforts. We are firmly committed to keeping all of our events free and seek to secure additional funding sources to promote sustainable programming. We also seek to expand our offerings, reach, and quality of our programming in the coming years.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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