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Wilderness Youth Project + SB Police Activities League WYP x SBPAL: Celebrating 25 years of partnership Wilderness Youth Project and SBPAL (Santa Barbara Police Activities League) have both been around since 1999 and partnering for all 25 years. We’ve had after-school programs, weekend campouts, and leadership outings. Last month, teens from SBPAL’s Youth Leadership Council […]

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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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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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Unlocking Health and Happiness Through Outdoor Mentoring

Unlocking Health and Happiness Through Outdoor Mentoring: The Power of ACEs Prevention Inside-Out Conference by Children & Nature Network In June 2023, the Children & Nature Network organized the Inside-Out Conference, which was held in Estes Park, Colorado. SImilar to Wilderness Youth Project, the Children & Nature Network believe that, “when children spend time outdoors,

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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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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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Could bad news drive good change?

Could bad news drive good change? Test Scores & Mental Health On October 24th the LA Times delivered the news that, as measured by the 2022 Smarter Balanced Assessment System, 2 in 3 students don’t meet California Department of Education’s math standards and more than half did not meet the English standards. [1] Nearly a

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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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The Gift of Time in Nature

The Gift of Time in Nature Donate Today The foggy marine layer is rolling in and out most days while the Tipu and Gold Medallion trees counter the gloom with bright yellow flowers. The local streets and parks are lined with nature’s confetti, soft purple Jacarandas flowers. Out your own window, on your own walks,

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Top 10 Reasons We Love WYP in Winter

TOP 10 REASONS WHY WE LOVE WYP PROGRAMS IN WINTER 10. Our open spaces are the least crowded they are all year 9. Climbing trees that no longer have leaves and remembering what they look like during the rest of the year 8. The creeks start to run wild and we get to play in

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