The North Face has awarded a $2,500 grant to the AMC to help children and families explore the outdoors. The Youth Mountain Adventure Program (YMAP), which is part of AMC’s larger Youth Opportunities Program (YOP), brings underprivileged urban youth from low-income families into the outdoors to help them develop confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills as well as a deeper connection to nature. AMC was selected from hundreds of applications because of its efforts to make active outdoor participation more accessible to youth. In the first of two grant cycles in 2011, The North Face awarded $125,000 Explore Fund grants to 52 projects helping more than 30,000 kids to connect to nature.
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Labels: YOP, Youth Opportunities Program