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Date Friday  6/28/2013
Group State CMC
Event Title Send 100 children to a day of climbing with YEP
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Member Price $15.00
Non-member Price $15.00
Available Participants 89
Type Public Events


For more info Contact

Kristin D'Epagnier 303-996-2769 or


Can't attend the Backyard Benefit? You can still support the YEP program!

Thrivent Financial is a proud sponsor of CMC's inaugural Backyard Benefit fundraiser on Friday, June 28th! Thrivent is committed to serving the community and specifically our Youth Education Program!

If you can't attend the Backyard Benefit, you can still help make a difference!  Help us reach our goal of giving 100 kids the opportunity to participate in a YEP climbing program next school year. For every child you sponsor, Thrivent will match the donation and sponsor a second child! Make your donation go further and help us make an impact in the lives of deserving youth in the community.  Your $15 contribution and Thrivent's matching donation will send two kids to a climbing program during this upcoming school year!

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About YEP...

Confidence, courage, academic achievement, mountain safety, and responsible recreation—that’s what CMC’s Youth Education Program is all about. In 2012, the CMC’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provided opportunities for 7,418 to experience the natural world through active learning adventures – essential opportunities to help combat childhood obesity and prevent “nature deficit disorder.” Imagine learning about Colorado’s geology while rock climbing, taking a math class to measure slope angles and avalanche danger, or learning about human physiology and the effects of altitude during a snowshoe hike. CMC’s unique program connects math and science with the school curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students. Students with special needs or from disadvantaged backgrounds also benefitted from the personal challenge and inter-relationship skills they developed on mountain adventures. In 2012, the CMC awarded a total of $22,641 in need-based scholarships to 2,688 youth. 

Through YEP, we “bring the mountains” to students with activities and field trips that teach mountain weather, avalanche science, physics of rock climbing, altitude physiology, conservation, and a variety of other academic topics, in addition to youth development. Our innovative program has helped provide leadership development and academic opportunities for more than 70,000 youth from Colorado since its inception in 1999. Many of these students would otherwise not have had access to mountain topics or outdoor recreation experiences.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.