BENEFITING: The Sierra Club Foundation
ORGANIZER: NYC Inspiring Connections Outdoors
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2015
Hey Friends it's Craig Here:
Join me to help support one of the greatest programs on the planet New York City Inspiring Connections Oudoors. Working with NYCICO has helped me find my passion. Over the years I have been able to teach hundresed of inner city youth to enjoy and protect the natural world in which they live.
Along this journey I also meet my amazing wife Emily and have made life long friends in the process. I invite you to give now to support getting kids into the great outdoors and also to get involved personaly.
My main focus is the CatRock program which has evolved into working with underserved boys and girls who show an interest in personal and leadership development. The revised program builds integrity, character and self-awareness using the outdoors as a classroom. A core principle of the program is “experience, learn & teach”. Successful students become leaders who develop into mentors for younger students. With the help and support of the Charles Hayden Foundation we were able to train a record number of CatRock Youth Leaders. Those leaders will now help lead trips for young kids.
Come Join us for The 2015 Adventure Film Festival NYC is benefiting The Sierra Club Foundation as the fiscal sponsor for New York City Inspiring Connections Outdoors (NYCICO). NYCICO is a community outreach program of the Sierra Club that provides opportunities for urban youth to explore and protect the natural world, developing their leadership skills and honing a love of the outdoors.
With proceeds from the festival, NYCICO will be able to:
-Increase the number of students served
-Increase and expand number and intensity of trips to improve student experience
-Purchase new equipment like tents, cooking equipment, safety gear, and more
-Provide more training workshops such as Wilderness First Aid and CPR
-Enhance and support our revolutionary Youth Leadership Academy
About Adventure Film Festival
CLIMB. RIDE. SLIDE. FLY. FIGHT FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENT. INSPIRE. GO HIGHER THAN YOU'VE EVER DARED TO GO.
As an international community of risk takers, provocateurs, artists, dreamers, athletes, activists…every year the international Adventure Film selection committee selects the very best and most inspirational films that cover risks both mighty and absurd; tap the fringes of the unknown; and portray those experiences that bring us to the edges of our seats with our hands over our eyes or our fists in the air. Adventure Film celebrates, supports and “ties in with” those who wish to inspire and fire the creative kilns of transformation and awareness. We believe in the power of the story, the narrative of adventure and awakening. We believe we have an opportunity and responsibility to challenge and change the world we live in.
Event tickets are not provided in exchange for donations made through Crowdrise. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and all money will go directly to supporting the NYCICO programs for kids in need. If you wish to attend the film festival, tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite or at the door. All tickets, general and VIP, are not tax-deductible.
If you can't make it out, click Donate to our programs and help give NYC kids crucial outdoor opportunities that they never dreamed imaginable.