Hello friends, family and OB supporters!
In 2020, we have experienced unprecedented times. We are faced with our own internal and external challenges from a global pandemic, a social movement and record wildfires in California because of climate change. Outward Bound programs are known for their ability to inspire hope, build courage, create a sense of belonging and ask us to reflect on how we can be better humans. I want to continue to provide opportunities for more youth to experience the transformational power of Outward Bound in 2021 and beyond. It is time to lean into our personal resilience. How we can take better care of ourselves, our families, our communities and our planet?
Enter Rally For Resilience.
I'm creating my own event that will challenge me to seek balance and implement practices that will support resilience. I'm so excited because this is an opportunity to do something for myself to show up as a more resilient and compassionate human being while directly benefiting youth in San Francisco. With your support, all funds that I raise will support Ropes Course programs and attendance for students in OBCA’s partner schools.
OBCA's new ropes challenge course, built in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, is in McLaren Park, located in one of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in San Francisco, will provide outdoor youth leadership training to students right in their backyards.
OBCA is working to break down barriers and increase access, particularly for students from under-resourced communities and those disproportionately affected by systemic racism, school closures, and lack of access to safe outdoor spaces. Your donation will support students attending the ropes course, which is free of charge for almost all attending students, and help OBCA double the number of students they serve in California!
This is unlike any other event OBCA has ever hosted! I can’t wait to watch this community rally together, find connection, restore and create something powerful. Everyone, especially today’s youth, needs the healing, basic human need for equitable access to the outdoors. That’s why I need your support!
My rally will consist of 15 days of physical, emotional, spiritual and service-related challenges. Each day, I will post my Rally for Resilience activity on my Facebook page with a hashtag: #rallyforresilence in hopes that others tap into their own resilience during these challenging times.
Any amount you can donate will help young people from economically vulnerable communities to get outside, challenge themselves, and discover that there is more in them than they realize. Even in this virtual space, we can be #ResilientTogether. What will YOU rally for?
In the spirit of the Rally,
Outward Bound California's FEIN is 26-4206241. Upon donating, you will be emailed a donation receipt for your record. To learn more, go to OBCA.org