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2016 Change a Life Campaign

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owner profile imageWelcoming the Rain
July 15, 2016

Dinner had just concluded on the fourth or fifth evening when a lightning storm began to approach our camp and confined us all into our shelters.  See more
Janel Martinez

THE STORY:

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau

As an avid backpacker, I remember being elated with the opportunity to help BCM mentees experience the beauty and clarity of the backcountry prior to our expedition last summer. And while I did observe their growing appreciation for nature, I was more so humbled by the fact that my group of young ladies unknowingly taught me largely about determination, perseverance, and camaraderie.

Big City Mountaineers is a non-profit organization that utilizes wilderness mentoring to transform lives of at-risk and under-resourced urban youth; 83% of the students who participate in BCM programs live below the poverty line and 63% of students have never been out of their county boundaries. BCM curriculum “improves integrity, self-esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. BCM has a proven track record of improving young peoples’ lives with:

BCM mentees are students of community-based youth agencies. Being a recent Master of Science recipient and advocate for higher education, I am VERY excited to be joining the College Track expedition, a nonprofit organization that mentors students entering high school through their undergraduate graduations. I have already met and gone on a day hike with these wonderful students and they are undoubtedly eager and appreciative of this opportunity! (https://collegetrack.org/)

Aside from my fellow volunteers and the Summit for Someone climbers, Big City Mountaineers is supported by the generous contributions of community members and businesses. If you are able, please consider donating to my Change a Life Campaign; every contribution helps a student experience the challenges and self-discovery that the wilderness has to offer!

Thank you for supporting our youth!

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,849 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Scott Schriefer

Amount Raised

$12,370

 

124% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Heather McKendry

Amount Raised

$3,169

 

63% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Nathan Ballard

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

16% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Elizabeth Williams

Amount Raised

$1,185

 

119% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Shannon Griep

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Alan Luu

Amount Raised

$820

 

82% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Catherine Charleston

Amount Raised

$675

 

68% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Brad Carson

Amount Raised

$625

 

42% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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