In 2021, 12 high school students with vision loss hiked down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and spent nine days rafting the rapids of the Colorado River. They trained with sighted guides for six months, and faced every challenge the canyon threw at them. In 2022, students participated in the Trailblazers program in Flagstaff, AZ, that was filled with adventure and new challenges. They also participated in a trip to Washington D.C. where they learned about the history of disability rights, advocacy for today and the future, and how to navigate public transportation in a dense metropolitan area.
Students have the opportunity to gain skills in the areas of teamwork, leadership, communication, overcoming adversity, and self-awareness.