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Denver, Colo – Big City Mountaineers (BCM) and the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) have more in common than homes along the Front Range. The two organizations are working together to challenge people to use the outdoors to learn to be more in touch with others and the planet.
A few important efforts between the organizations are underway.
1.) AEE and BCM are teaming up during National Get Outdoors Day in Denver’s City Park Saturday, June 12, 2010. AEE and BCM will offer experiential activities out of a shared space and everyone is invited to attend: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/go-day/
The event brings together companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to encourage kids and their families to participate in healthy, active outdoor activities. It will reach out to segments of our population that now rarely visit and benefit from our network of public lands and waters.
2.) Point6 LLC has made a generous in-kind donation of quality wool knee-high women’s socks for AEE member programs in need.
AEE will distribute 275 pairs of socks (worth $20 each) to support the young women on BCM’s Go and Relate expeditions. Participating teens come to BCM’s program with virtually no clothing appropriate for the outdoors and true backcountry experiences, where quality material for either wicking or warmth is crucial for their comfort and safety.
AEE and BCM thank Point6 for their generous in-kind donation that gives them the opportunity to transform the world into a better place.
AEE is a nonprofit professional membership association founded in 1972 with 1,400 members in 30 countries engaged in more than 15 areas of professional practice. The Association is an international community with backgrounds in education, recreation, adventure programming, mental health, youth development, service learning, organizational development, corrections, and many others who believe that experience plays a critical role in learning. The community advocates through conferences, networking opportunities, publications, regions, groups, research, AEE Accreditation program and the Jobs Clearinghouse. Collectively, AEE impacts more than 500,000 learners annually and contributes to the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the planet.
ABOUT BIG CITY MOUNTAINEERS
BCM is one of the largest nonprofits in the country devoted to working exclusively with under-resourced teens by using the outdoors as a transformational element in their lives. Now in its 21st year of serving city teenagers, BCM runs its mentoring program in major urban centers throughout the United States, with the largest program areas in Denver, San Francisco and Chicago. Learn more at BigCityMountaineers.org.