Outward Bound California's annual high-rise fundraising event is in full swing. This year, I'll be rappelling off the 46th floor of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square - for a very good cause: to support underserved youth in the Bay Area. They are worth the fear, the anxiety and parade of 'what-ifs' running through my mind.
Outward Bound California is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery. Through experiential education programs in both wilderness and urban settings, Outward Bound helps people discover strength of character, an ability to lead, and a desire to serve. Outward Bound California targets low-income, traditionally excluded populations from the outdoors industry by providing 2/3 of students with a full or partial scholarship.
Last week, I had the chance to be out on an OBCA course with homeless teens as part of a partnership program with Larkin Street Projects. These teens doubted their ability to rock climb, feared both the heights and trying something new, of failing in front of their peers. I have all of these same apprehensions about November 1st -- but seeing their faces when they accomplished their goals gave me the inspiration to do the same and support more kids from the Bay Area having these incredibly impactful opportunities.
Please join me and show your support today!
With much appreciation,
For more information, visit obca.org.