Who we Are We are Taryn van Rensburg and Bailey Schrader. We are 12 years old, and this year our school is giving us a chance to visit and learn about Washington D.C. We saw an opportunity to raise money while doing something challenging we have never done before. Life is about learning and growing, so we decided to climb our first fourteener. These are some life lessons we hope to learn on our journey: -Physically Growing: Getting stronger and healthier. -Mentally Growing: Learning to persevere and push through the hard times. -Mentors: Having multiple people, who are further into the future than us, teach us and help us grow into better, successful, people. -Friendship: Taking our friendship (Taryn and Bailey) to a new and better level by doing something hard together. Our Team Together, we have created a amazing mentoring team including: -Sara and Shaun van Rensburg -Beth and Brian Schrader -Linda Montgomery -Bob Neuman With their help, we will train, learn more about ourselves, and raise the money we need to go on our trip to D.C. How can you Help? We would be honored if you would be willing to sponsor our journey. Any amount, we would greatly appreciate. All money that is given will go towards our Washington D.C. registrations and to help the school send chaparones. Any left-over money will be given to the school to help the kids whose families can't afford to go on their own. One more thing...we would love if you would also offer us your advice, and share: What do you think it will take for us to achieve our goal of climbing our first fourteener? As a Sponsor We will send you updates including our achievements, struggles, and anything else you would like to know. Click here to learn more about our Learing Expereince in D.C. (Scroll to Washington D.C. Flyer!) This is a Quote from a Washington D.C. Trip Leader from a previous trip: "No student has ever returned from their trip with anything but new knowledge, enthusiasm, great stories, and the idea that everyone benifits from traveling." -Theresa T., MT., Group Leader Please join our adventure by helping with our First Fourteener Journey and we promise to send updates to anyone that wants them!!!