GLBT Teen Leadership Mountaineering Course offered

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Outward Bound, the nation’s leading, nonprofit adventure-education organization, is offering a 10-day GLBT Leadership Mountaineering Course designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) young adults (ages16-25) from across the country.

The course is scheduled for July 8 – 17 and will enable participants to get to know other GLBT young adults and stretch their personal limits in Outward Bound activities within a safe and supportive environment. The goal for participants is to learn what it means to be a leader in the GLBT community and how to apply those lessons in a real-world environment. The experiential nature of the Outward Bound curriculum provides hands-on opportunities to explore leadership, risk taking, change, challenge, problem-solving and self-directions.

Groups will learn the skills necessary to safely backpack in the wilderness, rock climb and rappel. There will also be "solo time" alone in the wilderness to reflect on the course and life. Lesbian and gay Outward Bound staff will provide expert skills, knowledge and facilitate discussions. It is not necessary to be out to family and friends to participate in this course.

Much of the tuition for this course has been donated by the Gill Foundation and Outward Bound scholarships. Up to 100 percent scholarship support (not including the $100 application fee) is available based on need and merit.

To apply, call Cara Branesky at 720-497-2360 or 888-837-5211 or email [email protected].