Mountains Beyond Borders Empowers At-Risk Youth Through Climbing

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Mountains Beyond Borders has received donations from over 30 climbing gyms since 2014 to empower at-risk youth through climbing. In 2021, MBB was contacted by Chris  from Sportrock Performance Institute in Virginia, and MBB turned SRPI’s ‘lost and found’ into support for climbing programs in North America – including The Young Ascenders, who work with adopted and foster youth in Colorado. We were able to turn the gear into two partially funded WFR certifications for youth mentors, and donated harnesses for Escalando Fronteras in Mexico.

How does MBB do this? Thanks to the invaluable support of Boulder Sport Recycler near Denver, a used gear store with 30 years of experience, MBB is able to receive lost and found gear monthly from climbing gyms and turn someone’s forgotten ATC or brand-new harness into hard-to-afford certifications for mentors, safe climbing gear, and project-based funding for at-risk youth. Last year, MBB benefitted 6 programs as close to home as Boulder, Colorado, and as far as Venezuela and Fiji (in partnership with The Climbing Initiative).

To be a supporting gym, just contact Tiffany at Tiff@MountainsBeyondBorders.org.
Learn more about our current campaign “À Voix Haute” at our website.