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About Us

INSPIRING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS FOR 30 YEARS

This is who we are.

At Big City Mountaineers, we work alongside the transformative power of nature and youth agency partners to leave a lasting impact on the lives of young people.

Our programs focus on providing access to the outdoors for underrepresented youths from communities that lack access to nature. By providing free, fully outfitted, and professionally led backcountry trips, we’re able to give youth ages eight to 18 the opportunity to connect with nature and reconnect with their strengths, skills, and resilience.

We engage youths in seven cities across the country, including Boston, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Big City Mountaineers is proud to have received national recognition for our fiscal transparency, responsibility, and stewardship, as well as our commitment to mentoring. Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, rated us a perfect four stars out of four. GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits, has awarded us the Gold Star. MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, recognized us for our effective and high-quality programs.

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