Duckie on the Arkansas River
White water rafting and duckies are also used by cityWILD to develop such things as risk management and teamwork in students. In 2011-2012, 86% understand there is risk associated with drinking alcohol.
Rock Climbing at Lookout Mountain
cityWILD uses outdoor activities as its median for youth and leadership development. In 2011-2012, 74% are confident expressing their opinions in front of a group.
While on Summer Expeditions and Weekend Adventures, cityWILD students take care of their own campsite/community, including cooking duties. In 2011-2012, 84% believe they can make a difference in their community.
Since 1998, cityWILD has engaged in a bold effort to bring the typically exclusive world of outdoor experiential education to a broad, inclusive audience. Our comprehensive, tuition-free programs promote themes of personal empowerment, leadership, and community participation while motivating participants to reach their full potential at school, at home, and in their communities.
cityWILD’s mission is to engage youth in experiential learning opportunities that boldly address issues of inequity in education, economic opportunity, and access to the outdoors.