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GirlVentures - Girlz Climb On

Grant recipient of $5,000

Bay Area, California

About GirlVentures

With programs that get young women out backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing in the Northern California wilderness, GirlVentures nurtures self-esteem and resilience, empowering confident young women who are conservationists and compassionate allies to each other. Difficult outdoor activities provide the format and structure through which girls develop physical, emotional, and social tools that help them navigate adventure and challenge - in the outdoors, and in their homes and communities.

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“I gained the courage to step out of my comfort zone as I made friends with new groups of people, took on incredible physical challenges, stepped up as a leader, and learned to communicate my needs."

- GirlVentures Alumna


Support from The Cairn Project will fund 6-8 full scholarships for the 2016-2017 Girlz Climb On program. Girlz Climb On is a mentored after-school climbing program for 6-8th graders in San Francisco and Oakland. Participants hone their technical and teamwork skills with weekly meet ups at climbing gyms, working their way up to weekend excursions to climbing spots in Bay Area state parks!


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