Welcome to OEI
|“I have always wanted to get out more but didn’t really have the resources to do so.”|
|“I feel like I have benefited greatly from my mentors and the activities we did in the outdoors, and I want future youth to experience that as well.”|
|“I have a strong desire to become an outdoor leader… OEI training will give me an intensive experiential learning package and equip me with the know-how to propel me into the field…”|
About the Foundation for Youth Investment
The Foundation for Youth Investment (FYI) develops and transforms the lives of underserved kids by investing in effective programs and creating strategic initiatives that connect young people to the great outdoors. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.fyifoundation.org. To get up to date information on the Foundation’s grant making efforts on behalf of youth, follow FYI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FYIorg.
Big City Mountaineers
Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. BCM has a proven track record of improving young peoples’ lives providing an increased likeliness to stay in school, and a reduction in violence and drug use. Big City Mountaineers primarily operates through partnerships with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. The curriculum includes close to 1,000 youth annually. For more, visit http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org