Pacific Leadership Institute Expansion Project

Fort Miley Adventure Campus, the Pacific Leadership Institute’s (PLI) outdoor education ropes course, consistently operates at full capacity, serving more than 14,000 participants each year. Located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area near Land’s End, this program supports the Institute’s mission to create positive change in the community by instilling confidence, cooperation, and empowerment among youth and adult leaders.

In order to accommodate ever increasing demand for its services, PLI received permission from the National Park Service to expand the program by adding a variety of low- and high-challenge ropes and cable elements as well as an accessible and universally designed challenge course to serve participants with various physical abilities. The addition of a permanent, large-group campsite will allow PLI to further expand youth development programming and curriculum design and broaden research and evaluation opportunities for community and university partners.

A participant eases themselves onto the platform in the later stages of the ropes course.

A participant climbs onto the platform in the later stages of the ropes course.

A participant reaches for the next rope in the course

A rope course participant reaches for the next rope in the course.

News Article:

The Pacific Leadership Institute helps kids find their path

For a kid who hadn't gotten much praise for his academic performance in recent years, Mosier says, "Going to the ropes course and being good at it, and getting positive feedback was very transformative for me." Being a leader and helping others made him feel he was a part of something larger than himself, he says. "My sense of duty kicked in. I re-engaged with my school and with my education."

 

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Danielle Horcabas

Senior Director of Development
College of Health & Social Sciences
Email: dphl@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-3573