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Studies show that teens who participate in sports are less likely to engage in destructive behavior such as smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, and criminal activity. In addition, many innovative new emotional growth programs for at-risk teenagers are taking place in the outdoors. Professionals in education, psychology, and guidance are utilizing wilderness settings to teach teenagers responsibility, trust, discipline, and teamwork.
The speed and excitement of snowmobiling also make it one of the most dangerous outdoor sports. Snowmobiler Michael A. Sommers shows teens that staying safe on the powder does not lessen the thrills.