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Jennifer Wray - Grand Teton SFS Climb

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BENEFITING: Big City Mountaineers

EVENT: SFS: PREVIOUS YEARS

EVENT DATE: Jul 29, 2016

Jennifer Wray

THE STORY:

Hello! My name is Jenn Wray and I wanted to do the Summit for Someone program for many reasons. First of all, some of my most cherished experiences have been on trails. In the last 3 years, I've backpacked about 2,000 miles predominately on the Te Araroa and The Colorado Trail. These two trails have enriched my life in profound and unexpected ways. The people I've met, the kindness I've received, the camaraderie in the thru hiking community, and the personal empowerment that comes with a physical accomplishment are all things I would like to share and help others find for themselves. 

I also have a strong passion for students and helping them find their own strength. I taught in low income schools for 5 years and in those years I got to experience the resiliency and determination of kids as well as the structural barriers that can sometimes stand in their way. While we could see the mountains from our building, many of my students had never set foot on a trail. I have so much admiration for an organization like BCM that takes under-resourced urban youth out into the backcountry and I am so excited to be a part of this program. The value of being on a trail is priceless to me and I feel honored to aid in their cause to share that experience with others. I have also been fortunate to have many experiences where I learn from my students. I am planning on going on a backpacking expedition this summer and I very much look forward to learning from the students and getting a glimpse into their unique perspective. 

This program gives me the chance to summit a dream peak while also helping others summit their own project. 

I hope you choose to support me and BCM, every little bit helps!

Below is more information about The Grand Teton and BCM. I would appreciate it so much if you would consider donating to my page!

 

The Grand Teton (13,770  feet) is one of the world’s most beautiful mountains. Since  1968, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides has provided mountain  guiding services on the Grand and in many other locations  throughout the West. Join us in  undertaking this thrilling mountaineering challenge and an  unforgettable experience! Our 3-day Grand Teton climb involves 14 miles round-trip, 14,000 feet of combined elevation gain and loss, extensive scrambling and fifth class (5.6) climbing on the way to the summit.

About BCM

Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually.

 

 

$4,062

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jess

    $50

  • Elizabeth

    $50

  • Beth

    $50

  • Manja

    $25

  • Regan

    $25

  • Breck

    $50

  • Trail Magic

    $50

  • Rude Dogs say WOOF!!!!

    $50

  • Jeff

    $50

  • David and Jeanne

     

  • Robert & Leslie

    $25

  • Susanna and Craig

    $25

  • Jiya Sundari Kaur (Also, Gunisha and Simran)

    $50

  • Jeanne Ramsey

    $50

  • Chanan

    $25

  • Hannah

    $25

  • Jon and Christy

    $50

  • Adventures in Good Company

    $50

  • Jessica Dawkins

    $25

  • Copper Kettle Raffle!!!!!!

    $128

  • Meredith

    $50

  • Dr. & Mrs. T. James Wray

    $100

  • Copper Kettle Brewing Company

    $108

  • Lauren & Joe

    $25

  • Aaron Oldham

    $50

  • Soccer Tournament

    $625

  • John & Jan Wray

     

  • Berkeley Untapped

    $180

  • Soccer Tournament

    $25

  • TJ Hunt

    $25

  • Jeanne Ramsey

    $25

  • The Hamiltons

     

  • Mom & Dad

     

  • Cat Manzo

     

  • Amy Achterman

    $25

  • Jessica

     

  • Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Raffle

    $115

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • kate kratofil

    $25

  • Jagged Mountain

    $101

  • Mom & Dad

     

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102% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

We can put you over the top! Great job. 3 years ago

Jagged Mountain

Jagged Mountain

DONATION: $101

3 years ago

kate kratofil

kate kratofil

DONATION: $25

Way to go, Jenn! You are an inspiration! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Raffle

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Raffle

DONATION: $115

Thank you so much to all those that bought tickets! 3 years ago

Jessica

Jessica

3 years ago

Amy Achterman

Amy Achterman

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 3 years ago

Cat Manzo

Cat Manzo

3 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

3 years ago