cityWILD uses outdoor activities as its median for youth and leadership development. Rock climbing teaches youth about challenging themselves positively to overcome fear, to trust, and about responsibility. Students not only challenge themselves while climbing, but we also teach them how to belay and rappel.
Above, students learn about risk management and safety from a cityWILD climbing guide. In 2010-2011, 70% of students increased their leadership skill inventory compared to the beginning of the school year.