Posts Tagged: youth initiatives

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… Read more »

Leading the charge: Managing 70 volunteers in 5 time zones

In the beginning years of SheJumps, my narrative as the leader was foggy. The idea of SheJumps was still amoebic, taking shape over a series of emails from excited women and a collaboration of inspiration from my two co-founders, Lynsey (Dyer) and Vanessa (Pierce) who created a blog and the name SheJumps prior to me… Read more »

Boys & Girls Club Learn to Ski Series @ Hilltop, Alaska

The Mountain View Boys and Girls Club Ski Instruction series kicks off with our first night 2/23 at Hilltop! We are inviting you to volunteer with us to instruct the Mtn View B&G club how to ski! We will have 4 sessions 2/23, 3/2, 3/23, and 3/30. All ages and skill levels welcome (preferred at… Read more »

JH Wild Skills 2017 Recap

  Written by Lauren Hugo: Regional Coordinator for WY and Teton Valley The Ladies of the Tetons made history on September 23 for our first ever Wild Skills camp for girls in Jackson.  Mother Nature sent winter our way early this year and even a week of snow, sleet, slush, and wind couldn’t stop the… Read more »

Wild Skills Bellingham – 2017 Recap

Mountain bikes, ramps, and  jumps  – OH MY! Over 45 girls and 25 volunteers took over Lake Padden Park in Bellingham, WA on August 26th to embark on a day full of shelter building, navigation, first aid, 10 Essentials, and mountain biking. Volunteers were welcomed with hot coffee and a variety of scones thanks to… Read more »

Wild Skills Adventure at Stone Gardens Bellevue – June/August – Recap

Wednesday June 28th and August 9th, a sellout group of twelve  girafficorns, ages 5-12 descended upon Stonegardens in Bellevue, Washington for a morning of fun, climbing, and friends. After a quick safety and discussion of “the rules” it was time to climb.  With expert instruction by the Stonegardens staff, the girls all practiced their climbing… Read more »

Urban Ascent Climbing Event Wrap-Up

Our second annual climbing event at Urban Ascent was a success! This year the 16 ladies took on routes of varying difficulty with courage and confidence. With ten women and six kids we had a great mix of giggles and high fives. The ladies went through an extensive belay instruction which provided valuable knowledge on… Read more »