Big City Mountaineers
Big City Mountaineers breaks down barriers to outdoor access for youth from disinvested communities by providing a variety of experiences that are free of charge, fully outfitted, and professionally guided. BCM is dedicated to identifying the variety of barriers facing marginalized communities when it comes to accessing the important benefits of time spent outdoors. By thoughtfully addressing these social, psychological, and material barriers, they create opportunities for youth to uncover their own sources of strength, resilience, confidence, serenity, and joy. They believe deeply in the transformative power of developing a personal connection with nature. Acknowledging the persistent presence of systemic oppression is a critical part of our work done in partnership with community-based youth development agencies, located and operating in each of the regions where BCM runs programs.