BOLD’R PROJECT:  Building Overt Leaders Through Diversity and Resilience


BOLD’R is an innovative program that strives to activate young leaders by helping them to strengthen their minds and bodies through creative problem solving, mind-body awareness, yoga, and bouldering. 

Our four-week program is led by a team of Austin Bouldering Project (ABP) instructors and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advocates. Our youth participants will be guided through curated activities and climbing sessions that focus on mind-body awareness, visualization, and collaboration.  We are raising money to launch this innovative program and any donation will help make an impact.


Empower teens with autonomy and improved problem solving skills

Encourage mind-body connection through climbing, yoga, and Somatic Experiencing

Foster a sense of 'self' through introspective activities

Deepen an understanding of diversity and inclusion through Subtle Acts of Exclusion (SAE)-based scenarios and group work 

Train graduates of the program to become future BOLD'R facilitators 


Our goal is to raise $13,000  for twelve BOLD'R  youth participants to attend our program free of charge. Reaching our goal will make it possible for our teens to complete our training and to experience support and inclusion in the ABP community. We aim to  foster young leaders who are inspired to build bridges that heal SAE within their own communities.  


- Participants’ program fees (also includes room reservations and materials) = $1000 

- Coaches’ training/program fees (also includes room reservations and materials) = $7,000

- Program developer/designer/space rental fees (over 170+ hours on BOLD'R curriculum development and design) = $2,500

- To promote access to the gym and climbing community post program- we are offering a 10-pass punch card and shoe rental for graduates of the program = $2,500 

THANK YOU in advance for your contribution to this innovative program
 that means so much to our BOLD'R team and the ABP community.

For questions please contact BOLD'R Program Director: 
Nebechier Jones:

To learn more about the Austin Bouldering Project (ABP):
Please visit our website:

More information about Eightfold Path:
Eightfold Path is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that acts as a fiscal sponsor for the BOLD'R project. This nonprofit develops therapeutic programs, trainings, retreats and workshops for various populations and communities in need. You can learn more at:
  • Victor Etongwe
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 15 mos
  • Chris Fisher
    • $200 
    • 18 mos
  • Amy Gerber
    • $25 
    • 18 mos
  • Chris Fisher
    • $200 
    • 18 mos
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Alexandra Whitney
Austin, TX
Eightfold Path
Registered nonprofit
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