BORP’s sports, recreation, and outdoor adventures programs help our participants to become educated, productive, engaged citizens.
Did you know?
- 28% of disabled Americans drop out of high school.
- Just over 20% of disabled Americans get a college degree.
- 73% of disabled Americans are unemployed.
- Disabled kids are twice as likely to be depressed, commit suicide, and use alcohol or drugs than their able bodied peers.
In stark contrast, BORP graduates succeed in life:
- Over 95% have graduated from high school in the past ten years.
- Over 80% either have university degrees, or are in college now.
- Over 80% are employed.
Why do BORP Participants Succeed?
- Studies have shown conclusively that kids who participate in sports and outdoor adventures have better grades and better habits.
- We work closely with our participants, their families, schools, and service providers.
- Where possible we take kids from the age of 5, and stay with them until they’re 18-a key factor in our success.
- Disabled role models: BORP participants have weekly interaction with strong, successful peers. This is a key to their success.
- We expect a lot of BORP participants, and they rise to those expectations.