We raise money for programs that give girls from all backgrounds the chance to get outside, learn new skills and gain confidence. So far, we’ve raised nearly $4,000 for the two organizations below. That’s enough for several full scholarships to send young women on all-female backcountry adventures!

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Girls on Ice is a unique, free wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year, two teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists and mountaineers. One team explores the ice-covered volcano of Mount Baker in Washington State, while the other sleeps under the midnight sun on an Alaskan glacier.

To donate, click here, check the box to support Girls on Ice, and type “Wild Streak” in the space marked “in honor of.” Thanks!

NCIIf you’d rather support girls at lower altitudes, we’re also raising money for all-girls canoeing and backpacking trips that are part of the Youth Leadership Adventures program at North Cascades Institute. This program brings underserved teens on 8-day backcountry expeditions in North Cascades National Park and surrounding wilderness areas. While on their courses, the girls will learn field science and leadership skills, and complete a stewardship project alongside National Park or Forest rangers. Following their trip, they will attend a Youth Leadership Conference where they connect with peers, identify a mentor for the future, and network with around 20 organizations that offer opportunities for college, summer jobs and internships, and next-step opportunities to continue exploring the wilderness!

To donate, click here, and write “Wild Streak” in the “Notes or requests” comment box at the end of the donation form. Thanks!