Youth Odyssey is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization formed in 1997 in Corpus Christi Texas. Youth Odyssey is on a mission to provide at-risk teens with youth development through adventure challenge programming. Youth Odyssey works with at-risk boys and girls between 12 and 17 years of age. Youth Odyssey programs provide the opportunity for the development of core life skills through outdoor adventure challenges. Youth Odyssey programs foster the attributes and conditions necessary for at-risk youth to become productive and healthy adults. Programs are designed based on the principal that life skills can be learned and practiced. All of Youth Odyssey's programs provide a challenge and encourage youth to stretch themselves beyond their self-imposed limits by facing the challenge. Each Adventure Challenge activity is designed to build on the youth's success and achievements throughout the program session.