City Kids Featured as WAMU’s July 2012 Community Minute

Community Minute: Using the Natural World to Teach Life Skills

City Kids Wilderness Project works to provide educational enrichment activities and outdoor adventure programming for underserved and at-risk inner-city youth from the D.C. area between the ages of 11 and 24. The program is focused on experiential learning, joining youth and staff in a cooperative family atmosphere, utilizing the outdoor, natural environment as a classroom for academic, recreational and life skills.

To listen to this feature, please visit the WAMU website.

City Kids Featured in the December 2011 Washingtonian

For a teenager who’s never left the District’s inner city, kayaking the Snake River might seem like something that happens only in the movies. But for 100 at-risk youth in the City Kids Wilderness Project, it’s just part of summer camp. Groups—made up of young people from age 11 to their early twenties—spend up to nine weeks at the nonprofit’s 62-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they can backpack through Yellowstone National Park, hike the Grand Tetons, and go horseback riding.