The Yellow Breeches Educational Center (YBEC) is an alternative education facility for male students who have not had success in the public school setting. YBEC is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization with an experiential/wilderness based curriculum designed for students in Special Education and students in need of emotional support. Students are referred to the program from local, contracted public schools, typically due to poor behavior, lack of motivation, inconsistent attendance and other similar problems. YBEC consists of three campuses in South Central Pennsylvania, with each campus serving approximately 30 students. The YBEC philosophy focuses on building relationships between staff and students, exposing students to new experiences and activities, pushing students beyond their current comfort zone, and holding students accountable for inappropriate behaviors. Although some students remain at YBEC for a number of years, the ideal situation is that a student is prepared by YBEC to return to the public school setting. Classes typically consist of six students with one teacher, adventure and experiential trip ratios are typically six student to two staff.