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Celebrating 25 Years

Wilderness Youth Project Turns 25 This Year! Sponsorship Deck + Options Sponsorship form online Save the Date! 25th Anniversary Community Celebration Saturday, October 5 at SBCC’s Great Meadow This all-ages festival will be open to the public and bring together over 300 community partners and supporters together to celebrate 25 years of Wilderness Youth Project. […]

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Explore the Coast

Explore the Coast The Coastal Conservancy funds Bridge to Nature “California’s ocean, coast, and beaches are spaces of joy, relaxation, and healing. The ability to experience the coast without fear of financial cost, physical barriers or feelings of not belonging, is crucial to how people cultivate their own lifelong connections with the coast.” -The State

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NatureTrack field trip – hiking and exploring Birabent Canyon Trail in the Santa Ynez Valley. Photo Credit: John Evarts

A Win for Equitable Park Access

A Win for Equitable Park Access NatureTrack and Wilderness Youth Project Receive Nearly $400,000 through California Natural Resources Agency Grant Read the article in The Santa Barbara Independent In a significant stride toward fostering equitable access to parks and nature, NatureTrack and Wilderness Youth Project have been awarded grants totaling nearly $400,000 through the California

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Give the best day ever

Give the best day ever Donate Today We’ve heard that sharing a story is the shortest distance between two people, so we are hoping this story makes you feel close to the work of Wilderness Youth Project. Imagine this You’re sitting in your fourth-grade classroom when your Wilderness Youth Project mentors Mario, Andrew, and Amanda

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Imagine for yourself

Imagine for Yourself Donate Today Imagine this …it’s your first ever visit to the Carpinteria Bluffs.  The January rains mean the grass is tall. So tall, you realize, that when Miranda flops down flat on her back, you can’t see her, even though she’s just a few feet away from you! Soon, all fourteen of

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Saving for a Rainy Day

Saving for a Rainy Day Do you have any favorite rainy day memories with your kids? Or does your kid have a favorite memory from a rainy WYP day (where you got to stay dry while WYP staff took care of the wet part)? “I send my kid out in his favorite dragon rain jacket

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planting trees

Endowment and Planned Giving

Why an endowment? Kids need nature today.  The reasons kids need nature aren’t going away.  That means WYP, too, needs to be here to stay. “By establishing an endowment, a nonprofit may send a signal to the community and donors that the organization is thinking long-term and building assets for its own future sustainability.” –The

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Donor Spotlight: The Coastal Fund

Donor Spotlight: The Coastal Fund At Wilderness Youth Project, we have become deeply connected to our coastal ecosystems at places like Gaviota, Haskell’s Beach, Ellwood, Campus Point, and many more beaches from Goleta to Carpinteria. Witnessing many of our participants explore our local coast for the first time in their lives, we understand the power

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Donor Spotlight: Yardi Systems

Donor Spotlight: Yardi Systems Corporate Philanthropy Wilderness Youth Project is deeply grateful for the support we receive from businesses and corporations in Santa Barbara. Corporate philanthropy is a great way for businesses to show their employees, customers, and their local community that they are committed to supporting and improving the communities they call home.  Yardi

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The Treasures of Nature

The Treasures of Nature Donate Today You are the reason kids are out in nature exploring, playing, learning, and growing with us at Wilderness Youth Project.  You help children open their eyes to the treasures of nature while supporting their mental and physical health. Imagine this You are with a group of young Treefrog campers,

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