our impact

We strive to increase access to the outdoors for those who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in outdoor spaces.

Through partnerships with Title 1 schools and other organizations working with underserved youth in the Denver area, we are lowering barriers to the outdoors. Sharing our knowledge, providing gear and transportation, and covering costs allows more youth to access the outdoors. We believe everyone should feel comfortable and welcome in outdoor environments and will continue to create safe spaces so more youth can get outside.

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Demographics

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100% of our students are on Free and Reduced Lunch

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Measuring Growth

Part of our work is consistently measuring student growth in interpersonal, intrapersonal, and social emotional skills.

100%

Are confident in safely planning both hiking and backpacking trips

94%

Are able to communicate effectively in group scenarios

91%

Are more confident with who they are and what their strengths are

100%

Understand the purpose of safety equipment and feel confident fitting and wearing it

100%

Are able to determine when their group members need support

94%

Are able to identify their emotions and strong feelings

82%

Have learned that they enjoy outdoor activities

94%

Have developed the tools to help make responsible decisions