Big City Mountaineers ~ Help at-risk Youth Reach Their Potential!
Blake Smith, a local resident of Fairfax County, Virginia, is doing just that! He has signed up to hike Mt. Rainier this August in efforts to help at-risk youth climb to their potential, too. Blake will be hiking the highest glaciated volcanic peak to raise money for Big City Mountaineers, a non-profit that supports the urban youth in under-resourced areas. The program hopes to enforce critical life skills by focusing on improving integrity, self-esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills.
Statistics about Teens Supported by the Program:
- 83% are from families living below the poverty line
- 71% are from single parent or guardian-led households
- 80% have parents with no more than a high school education
- 62% have never traveled beyond their county of residence
Or Mail a Check to:
Big City Mountaineers
Attn: Summit For Someone (Blake Smith)
1667 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80206
Thank you all for reading and for supporting Blake Smith and the Big City Mountaineers!