Join us for the 2016 cityWILD River Rendezvous
and support youth in achieving their wildest dreams!
Attending the River Rendezvous will ensure that youth inDenver have the opportunity to explore, experience, and enjoy the outdoors while learning valuable life skills and preparing for successful futures. The event will include live music, a silent auction, a keynote speech, food and beverages, and interactive components led by the powerful and talented cityWILD youth staff.
2016 Summit Award Winner and Keynote Speaker: José González
José González is the founder of Latino Outdoors, a national organization bringing cultura into the outdoor narrative and connecting Latino communities and leadership with nature and outdoor experiences. José is an experienced educator in formal and informal education settings with an array of associated interests in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment. He has broad experience as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He received his B.A at the University of California, Davis, and his M.S at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment. In his capacity developing LO, José looks forward to opportunities and collaborating with organizations seeking to diversity their outdoor and conservation programs. He is available for trainings, workshops, and speaking engagements around these topics.
Music by Denver’s Own Brittany Williams!
The Rendezvous has been described as a “rock concert with jackets,” or “the anti-rubber chicken charity event.” Real magic occurs when a mixed crowd of community activists, socialites and music lovers, gather for an upscale, but unpretentious evening of gourmet food, drinks, auction and outstanding music – all in support of resilient and powerful youth.
This year’s event features the music of Brittany Williams, a Denver local with a unique sound! Brittany is a soul/songwriter with jazz, R&B, and rock influences. If you took a chunk of Jill Scott, Christina Aguilera, and threw in a dash of Ella Fitzgerald and the Wilson sisters from Heart, with just the subtlest touch of Amy Winehouse – you’d get Brittany’s voice. Come check her out and support cityWILD at the same time!
cityWILD is a bold effort to bring the typically exclusive world of outdoor experiential education to a broad, inclusive audience. Since 1998, cityWILD has provided tuition-free, comprehensive experiential education programs to low income and culturally diverse youth. cityWILD programs promote themes of personal empowerment, leadership, and community participation all while motivating participants to reach their highest potential at school, at home, and in their communities.