Project rope

Redirection Outdoor Program Experience (R.O.P.E.) provides juvenile offenders an alternative to formal court proceedings and offers a chance for these and other youth to accept responsibility and move forward in their lives. Through structured activities, this program aims to reduce the recidivism rate among offending youth and provide a positive activity for other at-risk youth. R.O.P.E. is for non-violent 11 to 17 year old boys and girls. During the mandatory portion of the program, youth attend four meetings per month and are required to perform 4 hours of community service. A typical group has 15 to 20 youth who participate together throughout the program, after which they have the option of continuing their participation as a leader. The groups are exposed to 12 workshops that rotate every 12 weeks. The speakers are professional speakers, people in the community that are reformed criminals and victims of crimes. We partner with many area non-profits to facilitate our workshops.

R.O.P.E. Workshops

  • Legal System
  • Victims Impact Panel
  • Self-Esteem: Personal Awareness and Growth
  • Health and Physical Fitness
  • Leadership
  • Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco
  • Health and Fitness and Other Healthy Habits
  • Financial Literacy
  • Careers and Planning for a “Bright” Future
  • Goal Setting and Personal Decisionmaking
  • Sexual Integrity
  • Jail Tour

High Adventure Activities

At least once per month, the youth participate in a high adventure activity. All activities usually involve camping. Project R.O.P.E. activities include horseback riding, rappelling, caving, backpacking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. We partner with the Boy Scouts and use their camps and facilities and also use state and national parks.