Fisher + baker partners with big city mountaineers
2.9.17 // At Fisher + Baker we believe nature is our greatest resource and youth is our greatest asset. As such one of our priorities is to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone. This is why we have decided to partner with the non-profit organization Big City Mountaineers.
Since 1989 Big City Mountaineers has worked to transform the lives of under-served youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. These weeklong expeditions offer youth a unique 1 on 1 experience with mentors doing activities like backpacking, paddling & camping.
Their curriculum focuses on improving integrity, self-esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. This program improves young peoples’ lives with increased likeliness to stay in school, reduced violence & reduced drug use.
Big City Mountaineers serve 50% of teens who are from single parent or guardian-led households; 83% from families living below the poverty line; 10% who have experienced homelessness and 14% who have experienced violence at school.
We are excited to work closely with our retail partners in donating a portion of their Fisher + Baker sales to Big City Mountaineers. Throughout the year we will also be participating in events to build awareness and support for the great work of Big City Mountaineers.
We believe Big City Mountaineers is an organization worthy of everyone’s support. If you would like to get involved with their programs or learn more click on the following link: http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/volunteer/