“The Family Alternatives teens truly grow tons and tons. It is really truly a once in a lifetime experience. They have very little opportunity for support in this way. Most are in programs to simply try to get them jobs and keep them off the streets or from becoming homeless when they turn 18. (We have had a lot of success with several individuals over the years) I have seen a few individuals many years after their BCM trip and they still credit BCM with major good changes in their lives!”
Yana learned about Big City Mountaineers through the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, Washington. When we first met Yana, she was a junior in high school with low self-confidence. Yana faced some struggles and inconsistencies at home and she was seeking a positive social outlet. Her agency leader, Masao, selected her as a good […]
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