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City Kids To Wilderness Project Charity Profile
The City Kids Wilderness Project, Inc. (City Kids) is a nonprofit program founded on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for underserved and at-risk children can enhance their lives, the lives of their family and the greater community. Our goals are to strengthen participants’ self-concept; increase academic achievement by teaching life skills; increasing personal motivation and initiative; develop interpersonal skills and leadership ability; and foster an appreciation and knowledge of the environment. Native Washingtonian Randy Kidder Luskey founded City Kids in 1996 to address the basic right of every child to be challenged emotionally, mentally and physically. Since our inception the program has grown to include a five-year experiential program with progressively challenging curricula culminating with a job-training program. City Kids offers extraordinary outdoor adventure experiences for little or no cost to eligible children living in the greater Washington D.C. area. City Kids programs take place primarily in the Maryland countryside and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Participants leave the familiar urban environment and discover the outdoors, often for the first time. By learning new skills, meeting new friends, and developing greater self-confidence, our students are better able to succeed in building happy, healthy, and productive lives. The City Kids Wilderness Project admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other school-administered programs
City Kids To Wilderness Project Volunteer Information
Are you interested in becoming directly involved with City Kids Camp? Volunteers who work directly with campers go through a similar “hiring” process as employees. Because we are always concerned about the welfare of the children in our program, all individuals must be carefully screened. Therefore, we seek volunteers who are interested in extended commitments (e.g. a camp session, a summer, spring programs).
City Kids To Wilderness Project Donation Information
Your donation will help us continue to provide this life-changing experience to a child of limited financial means.