First Descents is focused on renewing, recharging, reconnecting and rediscovering adventure in the year ahead. This holiday season, support First Descents to extend the healing power of adventure to over 500 participants in 2022.
This Holiday Season, Support First Descents and (Re)new Adventure
In 2015, First Descents worked with the University of Michigan to evaluate the psychosocial benefits of our programming. The infographic above highlights the top findings from this study including an increase in self esteem, body image and our participants ability to cope with cancer and its ongoing effects. Additionally, the study showed a 10% decrease in the number of participants that reported having depression after their First Descents program.
This 2015 study continued First Descents’ effort to better understand the psychosocial effects of going on a First Descents program following up on a study conducted in 2012 with the Keck Graduate Institute. The infographic below highlights the findings from our 2012 study.