youth program

Outside Mariposa Youth Leadership Program is a scholarship-based program for Mariposa County youth aged 13-18. A series of empowering adventures culminate in a 4-day backpacking expedition in Yosemite National Park that is particularly impactful and life changing for youth at this age. Currently celebrating its 9th year, this program is offered in partnership with the Alliance for Community Transformations, Mountain Crisis Services, Ethos Youth Center, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, and the National Park Service.

 


2018 Program:

Outside Mariposa Youth Leadership Program
April 14, 2018

Outside Mariposa Youth Leadership Program

Scholarship based program for Mariposa County youth

with Tyson Wellcome, Audrey Davis, Nancy Fluharty, Heather Sullivan, and Jon Paul Salonen
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Outside Mariposa Youth Leadership Program
May 19, 2018

Outside Mariposa Youth Leadership Program

Scholarship based program for Mariposa County youth

with Tyson Wellcome, Audrey Davis, Nancy Fluharty, Heather Sullivan, and Jon Paul Salonen
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Outside Mariposa Youth Leadership Program
June 14 - 17, 2018

Outside Mariposa Youth Leadership Program

Scholarship based program for Mariposa County youth

with Tyson Wellcome, Audrey Davis, Nancy Fluharty, Heather Sullivan, and Jon Paul Salonen
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2018 Instructors and Guides:

Tyson Wellcome; Founder, Ethos Youth Center
Jon Paul Salonen; Instructor, Blue Oak Ayurveda
Heather Sullivan; Managing Director, Balanced Rock
Nancy Fluharty; Development and Membership Coordinator, Yosemite Foothill Conservancy
Audrey Davis; Program Specialist, Mountain Crisis Services

On this empowering course, youth build confidence and leadership skills through new and sometimes challenging experiences such as backpacking and sleeping outdoors, perhaps for their first time. Participants also learn about practices for healthy living and tools to support their personal goals. This program utilizes the local public transportation system in an effort to educate and empower youth around utilizing resources in Mariposa County. Together we concentrate on stewardship & environmental justice concepts while appreciating the beauty of Yosemite National Park.

If you are interested in joining this group, and know someone who could benefit from the experience, call us at 379-9453, or email heather@balancedrock.org.