Transportation for Nature Trips

$1,905 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 21 people in 28 months
Growing Up Wild is a small outdoor education program in Santa Cruz County that helps youth connect with nature, learn life skills, and develop friendships among groups of diverse peers. We've been providing an overnight summer camp for boys since 2010.  We now have partnerships with some local schools to run programs during the school year. For example, we are currently piloting an outdoor environmental education program with an alternative high school in Watsonville. We are also in collaboration with the University of California Santa Cruz to help run a new three-year enrichment program for girls in middle school. To date, we have served approximately 750 youth. 

The goal of this fundraiser is to help cover the costs that it takes to begin transporting groups of youth on outdoor trips to wild spaces around the central coast of California. There is widespread awareness in the field of environmental education that one major barrier to getting youth outside is lack of transportation. We at Growing Up Wild are determined to help overcome this barrier, and provide regular outdoor trips to local, underserved youth.  

All donations to Growing Up Wild are tax deductible through our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, The Children Are Our Future.
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This is the last weekend of the fund drive for transportation for outdoor trips. Check out our 4 min. video, and donate $20 if you feel inspired to help get youth outdoors.
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One more week left for this fund drive. Every dollar helps! Thank you for your support to help get more youth outdoors.
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Check out this 4-minute video on our new project with New School High in Watsonville. Donate $20 if you get inspired.
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2011 Backpacking Trip: Big Basin Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail. These boys are in college now!
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$1,905 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 21 people in 28 months
Created July 17, 2016
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Hans Cardenas
14 months ago

While staying at the geodome I learned about Growing Up Wild and wanted to send some support. Way to go!

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