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Women’s Wilderness

Grant Recipient of $5,000 - 2017, 2018, and 2019

About Women's Wilderness

Women’s Wilderness strengthens the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls through group wilderness and community-based experiences. Their “Conscious Choice” curriculum teaches decision-making, self-awareness, critical thinking skills, and the ability to make self-affirming choices. In this model, rock climbing and backpacking are opportunities for girls to take risks in spite of uncertainty, recognize and voice how they are feeling, appreciate their physical abilities, and form trusting relationships.

“I felt my real strength, and how much I can do. I also made a lot of new friends because we were all in the same boat, and no one was going to laugh at you or tell you something you said was wrong.”


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New Girls Lead for Life Course

A third annual grant to Women’s Wilderness will support the continued growth of their programming in the Front Range of Colorado. Previous grants from The Cairn Project have helped to expand Women’s Wilderness’ summer offerings in the Denver Metro area, and with this grant, the organization will continue to grow its Girls Lead for Life programs in Golden and Englewood. Funding will help Women’s Wilderness provide scholarships for girls who need them to participate, and will also support the organization as it scopes siting of future programs in additional Front Range communities.

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