This Capstone project was completed as a collaborative effort with another OTD student and through a partnership with Abundant Life Adventure Club (ALAC). ALAC is a Nashville based organization that focuses on curating outdoor adventures and experiences for Black adults. The focus of this project was on the creation of outdoor programming for urban-dwelling youth, specifically middle schooler, using the principles of positive youth development. The result is a complete digital program guide. The guide includes objectives to address each theme, discussion questions and statements, a lesson plan template, and an activities list to pair with a theme. Using this guide, ALAC can partner with other Nashville based organizations to provide outdoor adventures and experiences to urban youth.
Dr. Elena Espiritu
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
positive youth development; youth program; outdoor recreation; abundant life adventure club
Swiecki, Gabriela, "Abundant Life Adventure Club Youth Program: Positive Youth Development through Outdoor Recreation and Adventure" (2022). OTD Capstone Projects. 110.