A journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step.

NYC highschool students in online classes are isolated. We believe that connections with peers and trusted mentors are essential for improving mental health and supporting academic progress with our students.

Hiking and other outdoor activities increase motivation and self-esteem for those who do not have the personal resources to coordinate safe outdoor experiences for themselves, particularly during this public health crisis.

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Let’s help them take that step—outside.

Outdoor exercise improves mental health, while connecting with peers and trusted mentors provides the support students need to keep taking the next step towards their personal and academic goals.

Please give today and provide a NYC highschool student with the chance to take a breath of fresh air—and one more step in the right direction.

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