Skip to content
kerrymcclay's profile image - click for profile

Kerry McClay's Fundraiser:

Idaho Youth Wilderness Initiative - Launch Program

Kerry's Photo
Kerry's Photo
Kerry's Photo
Kerry's Photo

BENEFITING: THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE

ORGANIZER: Meg

EVENT DATE: Jun 27, 2015

Kerry McClay

THE STORY:

Meg Feeney wrote -

Idaho Youth Wilderness Initiative’s mission is to get more youth outdoors and experiencing Idaho’s remarkable wilderness through camping and backpacking trips.

How?: The two most common barriers to getting outdoors are lack of training and little or no access to appropriate gear (boots, sleeping bags, packs and much more). Idaho Youth Wilderness (IYWI) is launching its first wilderness training in just a few months by adopting a proven and national model for preparing educators to lead kids on overnight trips and adventures! In addition, once trained, youth leaders and educators will automatically have access to a FREE gear library - in Boise - which will allow them to properly outfit their trips, making for the most meaningful and safe experience possible.

Why?: Do you know that children today spend an average of 6 hours in front of a computer or TV screen, and less than 4 minutes a day in unstructured outdoor play? Numerous studies document the adverse effects of time spent indoors and in front of screens. These adverse effects include increased childhood obesity, attention disorders, decreased self-confidence and even poor academic performance. Increased exposure to nature is a proven method for mitigating many of these symptoms! In addition, when kids are encouraged to connect with the outdoors they develop a general sense of well-being and become better problem-solvers, independent thinkers, and environmental stewards.

How Can You Help?: Idaho Youth Wilderness Initiative will use nature as a tool for youth development. And as it turns out, Idaho has plenty of nature! Your contribution to this campaign will help IYWI complete its growing gear library, and launch our first training in summer of 2015! IYWI is an affiliate of the Outdoors Empowered Network (OEN), and will utilize the effective model of other OEN affiliates such as the Bay Area Wilderness Training and Los Angeles Wilderness Training. For every 1 adult trained, roughly 15 kids get outside!

IYWI is a project of The Children Are Our Future (TCAOF). Therefore, donations made to this campaign will go through TCAOF, but will benefit Idaho Youth Wilderness Initiative.

Thank you for your support and for seeing value in getting kids outside!

http://idahoyouthwildernessinitiative.org/

The Team: $2,491 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Meg Feeney

Amount Raised

$1,170

 

23% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ivan Nanney IV

Amount Raised

$550

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Templeton

Amount Raised

$401

Fundraiser Title

Gary Mattos

Amount Raised

$170

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Crites

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Brijean Brennan

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

Zoe Sing

Amount Raised

$30

Fundraiser Title

Kerry McClay

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago