More than an Outward Bound wilderness course, this scholarship program provides long-term support for youth historically excluded from outdoor education and leadership opportunities.
Annually, this program supports 33 student experiences to go on an Outward Bound course, free of tuition, empowering them to step outside their comfort zone —physically and mentally— and see what they are capable of achieving.
Lupita Balbuena Vazquez 2018 Pinnacle Program Alumna
“I feel like I have a voice now...the next step for me is to have my voice heard.”
Lupita Balbuena Vazquez and Chelsea Hendrikx, our Outreach and Business Development Manager.
Lupita’s journey with Northwest Outward Bound began almost three years ago through our Portland School Programs. In the spring of 2018, Lupita was nominated and awarded a Pinnacle Program scholarship to participate in one of our 7-day courses, tuition free. After completing her course, Lupita reflected on her experience as giving her the confidence to be herself and to be a leader for others.
READ LUPITA'S FULL STORY ON OUR BLOG!
Pinnacle Program 2018 Partners
Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, WA
Native American Youth Association of Portland, OR
Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop, WA
Upward Bound/TRiO of Tonasket, WA
TRiO Talent Search of Portland, OR
Summer Search, Seattle, WA
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