Making an impact

Beginning Summer 2023, The Woods Project used Hello Insight to measure personal growth and leadership development of our student participants as a result of their TWP experiences. Hello Insight is an online tool that uses outcomes in social and emotional learning (SEL) to help evaluate programs. 

Summer 2023 survey results showed that our students demonstrated significant gains in both Core and Outdoors Social Emotional Learning capacities including managing emotions, setting and achieving positive goals, feeling and showing empathy for others, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, making responsible decisions, having a deep connection to nature, and a sense of well-being in the outdoors. 

Click here to download the full 2023 Impact Report

“The Woods Project introduced me to a whole new world, giving me the confidence to try new things. Now, I’m doing things I never imagined.”    – Sergio G.

“I have become more curious about nature and more comfortable in being in the outdoors.”  – Theresa D.

“The Woods Project allowed me to travel for the first time outside of my immediate community, which opened up a world of possibilities for me.” – Daniela B.
“I often think back to my time in Donner and I tell myself that if I could backpack with 50lbs on my back for a week through the mountains, then I can get through anything.”       – Mahilet T.