From NFPA President Debo Powers: The Woods Project gets inner-city high school students into the woods. Two groups of these students visited Cyclone Lookout this past week . . .
It’s hard to find nature when you’re surrounded by concrete and steel.
The 16 teenagers from Houston gathered in the shade of the Cyclone Lookout on the Flathead National Forest last week would tell you that’s a fact. For many of them, the concrete, steel and busy bustle of Houston’s city life has been the only thing they’d ever known until good fortune shined on them when their paths crossed with The Woods Project.
Started in 2006, the program has offered an opportunity for hundreds of teenagers from low-income families a chance to broaden their horizons through year-round outdoor programming that includes a 14-day adventures into the wilds.