No Barriers Youth is the premier educational program challenging young people to contribute their absolute best to the world.  

We do this through transformative experiences, classroom tools, and real-world inspiration.

Our Impact

We serve students of differing abilities from all socioeconomic backgrounds, along with the educators and families who support their positive development. Our programs provide opportunities for youth to develop a sense of purpose and competence, grow through challenges, connect with others and the Earth, and give back as leaders who serve. The result is youth who are equipped with tools to face personal and global challenges, and who transition into adulthood inspired to fulfill their potential.


of participants report that it’s important for them to get out of their comfort zone, compared to only 58% prior to program participation.


of participants report having a strong vision that they are passionate about, compared to only 55% prior to program participation


of participants report the belief that what’s within them is stronger than what’s in their way, compared to only 55% prior to program participation

Miguel on a boat in Costa Rica

Miguel's Story

One thing, above all else, awaited Miguel in Costa Rica: The ability to own his identity.
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Tim's Story

When cancer robbed Tim of his strength and sight, a trip through the Grand Canyon and a moment at the river’s edge helped him get them back.
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Grace's Story

“I learned about myself on this trip and I think that it made me a more well-rounded person.”