Winter Raffle Partners 2019

Is that a drum roll I hear?

We are super excited to announce the brands who are supporting our biggest events this winter! Whether you are joining us for International Women’s Snow Day, (January 12) a Get the Girls Out, or another one of our biggest regional events- be sure to bring your cash for your chance to win our stash of amazing prizes!

We hope you’ll check out these companies while you’re making your holiday lists! If you want to support brands who believe in getting more women in the outdoors, you’ll wanna hit them up, stat!

Darn Tough

Our mission is simple. Create the world’s best socks and stand behind them unconditionally. We live and breathe in stitches per inch, seamless toes and cross stretch. While some companies are sock marketers, we are, first and foremost, sock makers. If our socks aren’t the most comfortable, durable and best fitting socks you’ve ever owned, we’ll replace them free of charge, for life, no strings attached. That’s what we deliver.

We partner with She Jumps because we not only believe in their mission, but we believe in how they participate and interact with communities. SheJumps has such a diverse group of women and girls doing powerful work that we truly appreciate and value. www.darntough.com

Deuter Packs

 

Lady shredders who want to hit the backcountry this winter, whether snowshoeing, hiking, or skinning will want to make sure to pack their essential layers and safety equipment. Deuter packs has donated alpine touring packs for our raffles- We hope you win!

Deuter has been making packs since 1898. Even from the beginning, the company was built on technical function, precise fit, and passion for being in the wilderness. We’ve been making women’s packs for decades and believe in celebrating differences in women’s fit. Just as functional, just as radical, but with a fit that’s designed for women. Cheers to that! www.deuter.com

FLYLOW

Flylow has been a long supporter of SheJumps and we are excited to have them on our raffle roster again this winter! As SheJumps has been rolling out its new strategic plan, a major tenant is environmental stewardship and sustainability. That goes from reducing single use plastics to our events, to the decisions we make on our partnerships. Flylow makes the Remnant Tote from fabric scraps leftover in the production of their jackets and pants. For this winter, Flylow is sending out it’s highly coveted Smitty Mitten

GARAGE GROWN GEAR

“There’s nothing nearer and dearer to our hearts than helping young women build confidence and skills outdoors, which will serve and support these ladies throughout life. We’re thrilled to play a small part in helping SheJumps achieve this mission.”

Knowing slope angle is a critical factor in assessing avalanche hazard.  The PoleClinometer® slope meter is the quickest/easiest way to get accurate “on the go” slope angle measurements.  It’s a sticker you put on your ski pole that lets you measure slope angle by line-of-sight.

The goal of PoleClinometer is to help people stay safe in the mountains.  By making it quicker & easier than ever to read slope angles accurately, we hope the product will improve folks’ awareness of terrain as they travel through it, and ultimately lead to more informed decisions and improved avalanche safety.

But of course inclination is just one piece of the puzzle, and education is where it all comes together.  Your brain is the best tool you have for staying safe in the mountains, so take the time to sharpen that tool with top-notch training

http://poleclinometer.com/use/

GRASS STICKS

Grass Sticks is located in Steamboat Springs, CO and was started there in a garage in 2014 by engineer-turned-ski bum/coach/instructor Andrew Beckler. While skiing over 100 days a year, we became fed up with our ugly, bent, kinked and broken poles. There is no reason to trash 3 pairs of poles a season, so we set out to create our own.

SheJumps is happy to work with partners who believe in sustainability and using less of the earth’s resources. That’s why were are stoked to work with Grass Sticks. Lucky raffle winners will get to choose a custom pole design! www.grasssticks.com

Hestra Gloves

Hestra Gloves is a family-owned company that was started in 1936. In the beginning, with the help of his family, Martin Magunusson produced gloves for the local lumberjacks. He used the best leathers he could find. Over 80 years later, the technical possibilities are greater, but Martin’s legacy lives on – warm, durable gloves made of the finest leathers.

Today, we make gloves for snow sports, mountaineering, biking, golf, dress, work, and gardening. Great care is taken in designing our women’s styles to specifically to fit a women’s hand. For us, gloves will always be a craft. www.hestragloves.com

Mountain Khakis

We are having a hard time picking our favorite Mountain Khakis items – from adventure ready sweaters, to jackets and cute beanies, to a wide array of adventure lifestyle wear. Lucky for us, we don’t have to! Mountain Khakis is donating $75 gift cards to 15 events this winter.

“As the Mountain Khakis brand has evolved, so has the need to get everyone is comfortable and functional outdoor apparel. With this said, MK is proud to partner with SheJumps to help women and girls get outside! Education, knowledge and adventure are key functions of this partnership and we look forward to helping these folks reach their highest potential through the outdoors.” www.mountainkhakis.com

SHE EMERGES

She Emerges’ mission is to empower females to do the things they love and show the world their limitless potential. “We create lifestyle apparel that enables you to make a statement from your heart to the street and every adventure in between. Organizations like SheJumps embody the very spirit of our brand. Together we can inspire women and girls to challenge themselves, embrace new experiences, and create a sisterhood of strong females that lift each other up during a lifetime of unforgettable moments.”

Founder Nicole Hardy wanted to create a brand that ignited a feeling of confidence in every woman to fearlessly show the world what she’s made of.

“I spent 15 years in corporate America but always knew something was missing. She Emerges essentially was born during my journey of self-discovery and I wanted to inspire other women to live a life filled with purpose, excitement and fulfillment.”


Skhoop

Skhoop is the original skirt company, designed in Sweden, our skirt story began in 1999.  Since then,  we have grown from a business run out of our garage to selling Skhoop in 12 countries around the world! We are a women owned and operated business and are proud of the success our small company has seen over the years, a testament that you can do anything if you put your mind to it! Our skirts are intended to keep women warm (and looking stylish!) while out enjoying the beautiful outdoors- whether that is walking your dog or climbing the highest peak in North America, we want to be along for all of your adventures!

We are proud to be supporting SheJumps and full heartedly stand behind their mission of getting more girls and women outdoors. Our best days are those that are spent outside with our friends, laughing and standing in awe of the magic of the mountains- we hope that SheJumps will empower you to seek out your best days in the mountains too! www.skhoop.us

Western Rise

“At Western Rise, we value the preservation of our public lands and outdoor education. We are pleased to support the efforts of She Jumps female-focused Outdoor education programs.” -Kelly Waters

Western Rise’s Kelly Watters was named by Outside Magazine as one of the coolest new small brands. We’re grateful for Kelly’s support in our raffle program this winter. All mountain-town girls appreciate that fact that quality layers keep her warm, happy and active.  Western Rise as donated 100$ gift cards at select events. www.westernrise.com

 

SheJumps Annual Report

Our fiscal year runs July 1-June 30, so here are the results for the AMAZING things we accomplished in 2017-2018.

It was truly a banner year for SheJumps.

You can view the entire report by clicking here.


The highlights
:

—2,779 participants (12,000 served since 2007)

—124 events

—853 youth served

—13% growth YOY

Here’s a glimpse at our one-pager! Like what you see? Please donate to our cause today.

Please help us sustain this AMAZING level of growth by making a contribution today.
You can get a 5 pack of these limited edition stickers for a donation of $25 or more and be entered to win a trip for 2 to Silverton!

Thank you for supporting SheJumps this Giving Tuesday 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to SheJumps on Giving Tuesday 2018!

With your support, we raised $10,022!

That’s the most successful day of fundraising SheJumps has ever had. What this means to us is that our community believes in the power of the outdoors. THANK YOU!

But we still need your help!

Our goal of raising $15,000 this holiday season helps us to strengthen our regional programs, expand our Wild Skills programs to more locations, and shift our strategic plan to life. Our fundraising campaign will begin on Giving Tuesday (11/27) and run until December 31.

 Click here to make your gift

Your donation helps SheJumps:

  • —Improves outreach to communities of all backgrounds, specifically working to increase diversity in our programs through long-term partnerships with organizations working with communities of color
  • —Provide more Wild Skills Youth events across the country
  • —Strengthen event infrastructure, safety, risk management, and outreach efforts.

SheJumps is offering our annual limited-edition Girafficorn Sticker pack to donors of $25 or more this holiday season.

But that’s not all!

For every $25 donated to SheJumps this holiday season, you are entered to win our Golden Ticket giveaway for a trip to Silverton Mountain in Colorado.

Golden Ticket Giveaway 2018*

Win a 2-day dream vacation to Silverton Mountain – the highest, steepest skiing in the United States! Plus 1 pair of K2 skis, outerwear from Outdoor Research, a Deuter backpack and baselayer set from Ortovox. Winner will be announced on January 12, 2019 on International Women’s Snow Day at Crystal Mountain. You do not need to be present to win. For every $25 you donate to SheJumps, you’re entered for a chance to win! Donate $100, you get 4 chances — you get the idea! Support a nonprofit that increases the participation of women and girls in the outdoors.

DONATE TODAY!

Photo at Silverton Mountain by Sven Brunso

Your donation supports our regional programming around the country.

In 2017-2018, SheJumps hosted 124 Events in 19 states with the help of 60 regional volunteers.

  • Force of Nature: Immigrant & Refugee Wild Skills outreach program: 10 events
  • Outdoor Education: 47 events
  • Community Initiatives: 20 events
  • Get the Girls Out!: 12 events
  • Wild Skills Youth Initiative: 22 events
  • International Women’s Ski & Snowboard Day: 21 events

Regional programs provide resources to provide youth education by cultivating local support in our communities, sourcing more volunteers, and getting support from local businesses.

Don’t delay — donate today! Your gift makes an impact for the future. Help us become a more impactful, dynamic, and sustainable nonprofit with a focus on inclusivity.

*ELIGIBILITY: Must be eighteen (18) or older to win. This Giveaway is open only to individuals who are permanent legal residents of the 47 United States of America (excluding residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, overseas military installations, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. Territories).

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner be will be chosen at random on 1/12/2019. Winners will be notified via email.

CONDITIONS: Prizes are transferable. No cash redemption or substitution will be allowed. By entering the sweepstakes, I agree to sign up to receive newsletters and special offers from SheJumps, Silverton, K2, Deuter, Smith, Outdoor Research, Ortovox, and Deuter. I understand I can opt-out of these messages at any time.

MSP All In – Seattle Premiere

The Matchstick Productions All In ski movie was on tour in Seattle on October 11th. SheJumps ladies got together at Floating Bridge Brewery prior to the movie premiere.

Thanks to all who joined for a fun nigth! Really cool to finally see so many rad ski ladies in the same movie! Special thanks to Elyse SaugstadAngel Collinson and Michelle Parker for stopping by Floating Bridge Brewery to connect and share their stories! And big thanks to 📸 Ryan French for capturing the moment 😊

 

For those of you who missed the premiere, you can get the movie here and here, or pre-oder a copy here!

 

Leavenworth Rock Rescue Clinic with Mountain Madness & SheJumps – Recap

In September Mountain Madness partnered with SheJumps to provide a Rock Rescue Clinic in Leavenworth, WA providing participants with a solid foundation of companion rescue skills on vertical rock. Five women with previous traditional rock climbing experience took part in the hands on course lead by two experienced and supportive female guides.

Once participants and the guides introduced themselves and their previous experience climbing outside, the team moved in to a full day “en-rock” curriculum beginning with basic anchor builds and belay escapes, moving into more complex raising and lowering systems. We covered ascending to our partner, a variety of rappelling options, knot passes, and advanced rope work.

Site management was also a key topic throughout the course. By the end of the day participants were able to carry out various rescue scenarios using our learned techniques under the guidance of our two instructors.

The full curriculum included:

Advanced anchors and belay systems

Knots, hitches and ratchets

Belay escapes

Raising

Lowering

Pre-rigged rappels

Passing knots

Tandem rappelling

Counterbalance rappelling

Transitions through all systems

 

A big thanks to our partners at Mountain Madness for full day of learning and fun!

9/26/2018

Stephanie Peterson

 

Partner Profile: Carve Designs

Did you get on the water this summer? SheJumps was thrilled to bring more water based activities to our communities thanks to our generous partner Carve Designs. Thanks to Carve, this summer SheJumps launched the Surf and SUP Series, where close to 200 women tried water sports. This included surfing in Virginia, sailing and SUP in Vermont, SUP Yoga in Washington, and more paddleboarding in Massachusetts! Kicking off this partnership was a win-win since SheJumps loves to support women owned businesses who care about the environment and give back to the outdoor community. Learn more about Carve! We’re already dreaming about more fun in the water and waves next summer!

What inspired your founders to start the company?

Carve Designs was born following a surf trip to San Pancho, Mexico, when lifelong friends Thayer Sylvester and Jen Hinton  lamented how hard it was to find board shorts for real women with real bodies – and a genuine passion for adventure. Started as a surf apparel company selling rashguards and boardshorts in 2003, Carve Designs has grown into a complete beach lifestyle brand; offering surf, swim, fitness, and lifestyle clothing.  Designed in California by female designers who test drive every piece themselves, the brand is dedicated to providing effortless feminine clothing that is as inspirational and versatile as the women who wear it.

What does being a “lady boss” mean to you?

Thayer and Jen are both career women and mothers, and consistent with the stereotype, believe that women are good listeners.  “As female bosses, we listen to our employees and pride themselves on their ability to provide a flexible work-life balance.  We hope to empower our employees to live their best lives both in and out of the office”. – Thayer Sylvester, Co-founder and CEO

What inspired Carve to support SheJumps and help more women and girls get on the water?

“SheJumps’ mission to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities aligns directly with Carves Designs’ purpose to create versatile clothing for women with real bodies and a passion for adventure.  Carve Designs’ apparel is inspired by the calm content feeling of the beach, waves and water, and through SheJumps, we hope to inspire more women—of all ages, shapes and sizes—to engage in the water-based activities that fuel our passions.” –Allison Gigliotti, Marketing Director

At SheJumps, keeping our outdoor playground healthy and accessible is a priority. Is there anything you’d like to share about your environmental sustainability practices?

Along with a commitment to safe and fair manufacturing, Carve Designs is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, whose ethos to reduce environmental impact is reflected in Carve Designs’ business practices: from the use of 100% organic cotton in all knits, to sustainable, biodegradable Tencel and Modal in its lifestyle apparel line.

How else does Carve work to support the outdoor community?

In addition to SheJumps, Carve Designs supports additional community organizations including the Send It Foundation (https://www.senditfoundation.org/) and Brown Girl Surf (https://www.browngirlsurf.com/)

Ambassador Sarah Field Making a Difference in Denver

Ambassadors are the heart and soul of SheJumps. We rely on this special group of girafficorns to help us deliver our programs and bring the stoke to their local communities. We recently had a chance to catch up with Sara Crofton, our Denver area ambassador, who was willing to give us a glimpse into volunteer life. By trade, Sara is a hard working high school culinary arts and nutrition/food science teacher who also runs a student organization and culinary competition team. Crofton stepped into the ambassador role after being an active volunteer in Colorado and we are thrilled that she made the move!

How has becoming an ambassador taken your SJ game to the “next level”
I feel more connected to the community at large. By being an ambassador, I can see how what I am doing directly impacts other women. By organizing events and seeing the results, I am able to get that tangible feedback of how powerful SheJumps is.

What has been a few of your favorite events that you have put together for SJ?
I loved the yoga retreat earlier this summer. Having 20 rad ladies get together to advance their technical practice but also to self-reflect and really delve into the mental aspect was incredible. One of my favorites, though, was my first big event when I was a volunteer about 5 years ago. I put on a showing of Pretty Faces in Fort Collins when it first came out, and it was a hugely successful and fun event. That really solidified my love for SheJumps and my desire to become involved in a bigger way.

What advice do you have for someone who may want to become an ambassador or what type of person do you think would make a great SJ team member?
If you are interested, just make sure that you are 100% committed. This organization is so phenomenal and needs dedicated team members who believe in our work and are willing to help us expand our reach. The more committed you are, the more successful we are as a whole.

What are some SJ events coming up that you are looking forward to?
I’m pumped for the coming winter season! Avy 2 courses, International Women’s Ski Day, etc. YAY SNOW!

And a few fun questions…What’s next on your adventure to do list?
I’m going to Zion for some mud season playing! But first, Burning Man.

What is one of your favorite pieces of summer gear?
I’m obsessed with my Gossamer Gear pack – ultralight, functional, durable.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a SheJumps Ambassador? Applications are open through Sep 23, 2018. If you are interested in submitting an application please visiting the appropriate link:

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Girls chart course in outdoor industry

Written by: Avril Wiers

“If we go for a second lap I’m going to faint.”

I was standing in a parking lot, rallying a group of 14 girls from all over the county, getting ready for another try at mountain biking. Our inspiring mentor for the day had since departed and lunchtime food coma was making us sluggish. Clouds loomed in the distance and, if you listened carefully, you could hear a slight rumble of thunder blowing in over the lake. If we didn’t get going soon, we were going to be stuck on the trail during the storm.

The program was Trailblazers, a new initiative of Careerline Tech Center, a career and technical school that is a part of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District in Holland, Michigan. The goal of the program is to introduce girls to careers in the outdoor industry by engaging them in outdoor recreation activities with industry mentors. The time is right–in June of this year, Michigan announced the creation of an Outdoor Recreation Advisory Council, a group of business people and conservation leaders that will advise the Department of Natural Resources on how to improve access and economic growth in the outdoor recreation sector. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation in Michigan accounts for $26.6 billion of consumer spending annually. Yet, outdoor industry is a career path that is often overlooked, especially among women. Trailblazers is out to change that.

During the course of the week, the Trailblazers hiked 6.9 miles, mountain-biked 8.2 miles, kayaked 3.5 miles, and completed 30 rock-climbing routes. Every day had career exploration activities and leadership and teambuilding games interspersed with outdoor recreation that was, for many of the girls, more strenuous than anything they’d ever done before.

When asked what impact Trailblazers had on their career aspirations, girls agreed: “It has made me seriously consider a career in the outdoor industry.” Comparing pre- and post-program surveys revealed that, after participating in Trailblazers, over half of the girls were interested in careers in outdoor industry ranging from parks and recreation to bicycle manufacturing.

Camber Outdoors, a Boulder-based nonprofit organization working toward gender inclusivity in the outdoor industry, has cited a lack of female role models as a major roadblock to advancement in outdoor industry for women just starting out in their careers. To combat that, they introduced a professional mentoring program whereby manager-level women are mentored by executive-level women. By connecting girls with mentors working in outdoor industry, Trailblazers hoped to accomplish a similar goal–inspiring future outdoor industry workers early.

But the program didn’t only change girls’ life goals, it also boosted their self esteem. “I realized that if I push myself out of my comfort zone, I can do more than I think I can,” one girl wrote after her first time in a kayak. “I learned that I can reach my goals even if I’m scared,” another reflected about her first experience in a bouldering gym.

“Are we there yet?!” one girl yelled as we turned another corner on our mountain bikes. I felt a raindrop. Then another. Then it began to downpour. The girls let out a little scream, but they didn’t stop pedaling. We rounded three more curves and came to the parking lot, where the girls quickly hopped off their rental bikes and tossed their helmets in the hamper, making the final sprint to the bus.

I finished rounding up the gear and got on the bus myself.

“Avril, look at all my mud!” one girl cheered. I breathed a sigh of relief. Summer camp is, after all, supposed to be fun. Even if it is preparing these girls for their futures.

SheSurfs w. Bigfoot Surf School in Westport RECAP

Check out the video that capture.share.repeat made of this event: https://youtu.be/IrLz3XjQGoE

Our first SheSurfs event was a huge success!  22 ladies of various ages learned how to surf in the sunshine and rain in Westport, WA.

Some of our participants had never swam in the Pacific Ocean before the event.  Female surfers in the community supported this event by registering local girls to participate. We were given awesome swag for our participants donated by Roxy, Bigfoot Surf School, 33 Degree Surf boards, and The Surf Shop of Westport.

Bigfoot Surf School made this event possible with their 4 awesome surf coaches ensuring everyone had the right gear, knowledge, and coaching to get out there and rip in the waves.

It is safe to say we made some lifelong girafficorn surfers last weekend.  Be sure to look for more SheSurfs events next Spring and Summer!