There are a many ways to investigate how to assess and manage risk. Ropes course are safe and experiential opportunities to consider the our internal responses to risky situations, to help us understand fear and other instinctual reactions and those can impact decision making.
The activities also require collaboration! In our individualistic culture, with its emphasis on (in particular) males being "independent" not asking for help, it is a good message to be reminded of the value of working together and the benefits of relying on trusted friends/partners/colleagues.
Huge thanks to our partners at the Independance High School GRADS program for facilitating this inspiring activity, multiple times!