I am thrilled to say that I will be able to volunteer as an adult mentor on one of Big City Mountaineers (BCM) summer trips in the Boundary Waters!
BCM’s mission is to enhance the lives of under-resourced urban teens through transformative outdoor experiences. The summer trips are designed to match five adult mentors with five teens for a week-long single-gender backpacking or canoeing trip. KEEN has partnered with BCM over the years, providing Newport sandals for all teen participants.
This August I will have the opportunity to attend a canoeing trip with five girls from the Enlace Chicago, a non-profit organization in the Little Village Community of Chicago. Not only am I excited to portage through the Boundary Waters in my Newports, but I am looking forward to a most certainly challenging week spent getting to know some of BCM’s leaders as well as the Enlace girls!
Learn more about BCM here.
More to come……..
KEEN Field Service Representative