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Wilderness Youth Project

Organization Mission

The mission of Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) is to foster confidence, health, and a lifelong love of learning for young people and families through active outdoor experiences and mentoring. WYP envisions teaching the next generation of children to be peaceful, respectful, and confident stewards of our world.

Social Change Project:

All children need nature — and not just the ones whose parents appreciate nature. Not only those of a certain economic class or culture or gender or sexual identity or set of abilities. Every child. Wilderness Youth Project is building a bridge to nature so that young people become smarter, healthier, happier, and more likely to protect the environment.

Of the many high-quality programs offered to students in the area, Bridge to Nature has by far been the most engaging, informative and inspiring. Their lessons of local nature, the environment, and the natural wonders surrounding them everyday, provide learning that schools alone cannot provide. Thank you, WYP!

- Dr. Emilio Handall, Former Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, SBUSD

We Did It!

We did it, together, and raised $282,144 for 53 local nonprofits.