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Jubilee Youth Ranch Promotes Ropes Course

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PRESCOTT, Wash.--Nestled in the mountains of Prescott is Jubilee Youth Ranch. For more than 11 years, at-risk youths have been given a second chance to turn their lives around.

One outlet is through education. And when school lets out, more challenges await.

"Ropes course is new, fairly new and its been a great thing to get out there and challenge them on it so its been good," says Community Director, Anthony Hudspeth."

The ropes course is more about an experience than anything else. Exercises like "Leap of Faith" and "Ladder of Success" encourage these kids to work together while having fun at the same time.

"The obstacles that they do promote teamwork, communication and a lot of other things that they would need to use in real life," says Ropes Course Director, Rick Copeland." 

Skills such as overcoming fears and trusting your peers. For new student Levi Pegram, Jubilee has already made a difference.

"It's helped me in a lot of different ways from school to sports activities and dealing with problems. I've learned that God can help people in different amounts of ways," says Pegram.

A ropes course wouldn't be complete without a zip line. It's a complete adrenalin rush.

"They climb up a 25 foot pole and jump off and that alone by itself teaches them faith in their gear, trust in their guy on belet on the ground," admits Copeland.

Jubilee Youth Ranch says any company can use the ropes course for team-building. All you have to do is contact the ranch directly.  

Jubilee Youth Ranch website: http://www.jyranch.org/