IMPACT

Decades of leading trips has taught us that being outdoors, in safe and intentionally-designed environments, has a transformative impact on people. For each one of us, the impact is unique. However, we have identified trends over time related to the types of change we often see in Women's Wilderness program participants.

We measure our impact based on changes in an individual's behavior, attitude, condition, knowledge and status. Sometimes, our goal is to support technical skill development (like through our women’s climbing courses). In other programs, such as our girls’ after school and summer programs, we look for positive changes in our four focus areas: mental health, physical health, leadership development and environmental stewardship. For more information about our impact measurement, contact our Impact Manager, Bekah.

2019

783

Participants Served

65%

of participants annually receive financial aid

30%

of participants
identify as people of color

93%

felt more confident and capable accomplishing difficult things

88%

felt greater ability to recognize their needs and work towards getting them met

92%

felt stronger and proud of their physical abilities

86%

felt more comfortable being themselves

ANNUAL REPORTS