Basementeer Spotlight: GirlVentures



We couldn't be more proud to have GirlVentures as a Basementeer beneficiary. Learn more about them (from them!) and how you can support below:

ABOUT GIRLVENTURES
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GirlVentures inspires girls to lead through outdoor adventure, inner discovery, and collective action. They use immersion in nature as a catalyst for personal transformation, preparing girls and women to lead inclusive, resilient communities, and motivating them to protect the natural world. GirlVentures builds confidence, empathy, and life skills, enabling transformative change that lasts a lifetime. They provide scholarships for 80% of our participants and serve primarily youth of color. Your support enables them to continue empowering girls from diverse communities to find their place in nature. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT GIRLVENTURES 
PROGRAMS

GirlVentures’ programs integrate social-emotional skill-building and environmental education into outdoor expeditions, ensuring participants become empowered environmental stewards. Their programs follow a Leadership Progression Model that includes:

girl jumping over a hoola hoop

Spring and summer wilderness expeditions for girls in 6th-12th grades that integrate backpacking, climbing, and kayaking with social-emotional learning, leadership, and conservation.

School year climbing and mentorship programs for girls in middle school, who are paired with adult mentors to build skills and facilitate intergenerational learning

 

Affinity group courses for girls of color and LGBTQ+ youth that integrate rock climbing, kayaking, and camping with leadership, community-building, and conservation.

SEE THEIR PROGRAMS
PROGRAMS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GirlVentures is also offering virtual programs and online experiential learning opportunities that include adapted leadership and environmental stewardship curriculum and group and individual mentorship, and will continue to evolve their programming approach to meet the needs of their community.

 

As we adapt, their in-person and virtual leadership and environmental stewardship curriculum provides girls with the resilience and problem-solving skills they need to navigate the challenging terrain of daily life.

SEE THEIR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT

We rely on supporters like you to give girls the gift of adventure, discovery, and personal transformation. Visit our webiste to learn more about how you can support, make a donation using the link below, or choose GirlVentures as your basementeer beneficiary today!

three girls from the BAWSI Girls program posing for a group photo

1 comment

  • Mary Destri says...

    Hello!

    I just watched a documentary premiere about an amazing non-profit called True North Treks that takes young adult cancer patients from all over the US on wilderness treks. They are currently soliciting gear donations (in addition to financial donations), in case you would be able to supply anything to them.
    Gear donation page: http://www.truenorthtreks.org/donating-gear.html
    Documentary trailer: http://www.truenorthtreks.org/documentary.html

    Thank you for all you do,
    Mary Destri
    UCSF Neuro-oncology Supportive Care Services

    On November 20, 2020

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