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CatRock Youth Leadership Academy

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BENEFITING: The Sierra Club Foundation

ORGANIZER: The Sierra Club Foundation

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

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THE STORY:

The Sierra Club Foundation wrote -

Sierra Club’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) provides opportunities for people with limited access to the outdoors – especially youth – to safely explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. There are 52 ICO groups nationwide, run entirely by volunteers, who actively engage young people who might not otherwise have access to the outdoors.  These experiences not only teach environmental awareness and an appreciation for the outdoors, but they also give children the confidence to take chances and to develop their own leadership skills.

The Sierra Club Foundation provides resources to the Sierra Club programs, to support charitable scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further The Sierra Club Foundation's mission.

Your generous contribution will help support NYCICO programs and focus on two of our  partner agencies The Discover Outdoors Foundation & CatRock Adventures.  The Discover Outdoors Foundation (DOF) began in 2012 founded by Kirk Reynolds with a singular focus: increasing graduation rates in our urban schools through education experiences in the outdoors. Since then, the path for hundreds of students has taken a different course; one that leads to a diploma and a brighter future. The DOF mission is to provide life-changing, educational, and fun outdoor experiences to kids who need it most.

DOF envisions a world where every child has the opportunity to learn and to grow from outdoor experiences.  It’s a world in which all students can see classroom lessons brought to life and can thrive academically because they are passionate and curious.  In this world, kids from all economic backgrounds are empowered to explore beyond their neighborhoods and, in doing so, discover more about themselves. 

The CatRock Adventures Program (CatRock) was pioneered by child psychologist Dr. Mike Harris when he founded The Cat Rock Gang in 1985 as a Sierra Club New York City ICO program working with kids and young adults who had been adversely impacted by gang violence. Cat Rock was established as an alternative to a clinical setting for Bronx boys and young men (aged 11-21) in high-risk situations. It provided participants with an alternative to gang life through structured group hikes, overnights, and discussion sessions. It was very powerful in its reach and helped numerous young men have a safe support system to promote their growth and their vision for the future. After Mike Harris’s death, the program became a combined Sierra Club’s New York City's ICO Program run by Craig Meisner, a Sierra Club ICO Leader and volunteer for over 20 years.  Craig’s extensive background in youth development has allowed him to fully develop the leadership model based on the original CatRock program.  

CatRock's focus has evolved into working with undeserved boys and girls who show an interest in personal development and leadership.  The program develops leadership skills by exploring individual character in terms of self-awareness, self-control, motivation, and empathy. A core principle of the program is “experience, learn & teach.” Successful students become certified ICO youth leaders who develop into mentors for younger students.  These training's also helps students become leaders in their high schools, colleges, future careers, and in their own communities.

The Cat Rock Program is the foundation and spark that has started a mission to form similar programs across the country for the Sierra Club.

Thank you for supporting these life changing outdoor experiences for undeserved youth.

$8,426

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Tweedy

    $50

  • joe cervelli

    $50

  • Kristi Ellsworth

     

  • Mia Huber

    $100

  • Brett & Craig

     

  • Stacey Huber

    $25

  • Rosa and Kyle Milne

     

  • Nancy and Craig Huber

    $50

  • Langers

    $50

  • cory warsaw

     

  • Charmaine McPherson

    $50

  • CIBC Bank Match

    $5,000

  • Giurici's

    $25

  • Michael and Dorothy Schreiber

    $25

  • aunt eileen & uncle gary

    $25

  • Peter Martin

    $50

  • Ryan & Michelle Raskin

    $20

  • Jared Mittleman

     

  • Weinsteins

    $100

  • Mallins

    $50

  • Sheryl and Alan Klayman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lauren, Danny and Dylan Wrublin

    $50

  • Barbara and Joe Sparacio

    $50

  • Rhona and Elliott Berber

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jason Durschlag

    $50

  • stacey spielman

    $25

  • Theo Ivler

    $36

  • THOR

    $50

  • Eliot Sherman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Teri LevinsonC

    $50

  • Team Weinberg from Texas

    $100

  • Jordan Horoschak

    $100

  • Jennifer Warren

     

  • Sal Vicarsi

    $100

  • Avery, Madeline & Piper

    $50

  • Avery, Maddie, and Piper Heimowitz

     

  • JY

    $1,250

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84% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $41,712 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kathleen Kinsella

Amount Raised

$12,336

 

123% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adam Huber

Amount Raised

$8,426

 

84% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Bowlus

Amount Raised

$7,125

 

71% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aman Randhawa

Amount Raised

$6,975

 

70% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Meisner

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

-General Team Donation-

Amount Raised

$1,850

Donor Comments

JY

JY

DONATION: $1,250

2 years ago

Avery, Maddie, and Piper Heimowitz

Avery, Maddie, and Piper Heimowitz

2 years ago

Avery, Madeline & Piper

Avery, Madeline & Piper

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sal Vicarsi

Sal Vicarsi

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jennifer Warren

Jennifer Warren

2 years ago

Jordan Horoschak

Jordan Horoschak

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Team Weinberg from Texas

Team Weinberg from Texas

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Teri LevinsonC

Teri LevinsonC

DONATION: $50

Cheering new daddy, Adam! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Run Adam Run.... 2 years ago

Eliot Sherman

Eliot Sherman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago