Give Big for Youth

together we made an impact!

A big round of thanks to everyone who gave generously during our spring Give Big for Youth campaign! Together, with 289 friends, you raised over $160,000 for youth programs!

With your generous support, together we are:

  • Providing scholarships for underserved high school students to explore their public lands and develop leadership skills. We’ve received 150 applications for this summer’s Youth Leadership Adventures program, and will provide financial support to over 90% of participants!
  • Fostering learning, growing and classroom cooperationMountain School is soon wrapping up for Spring, and follow-up stewardship projects continue back in student's communities and preparation for Fall visits is already underway. 
  • Creating opportunities for rural middle-school students to learn snow science and explore their local watershed through Mt. Baker SnowSchool. After a successful pilot last winter, we will be doubling available spaces this winter thanks to your support!


Because of your generosity, these students are learning and growing into future stewards. You are giving them resources to help them make an impact on their worlds. 2014 Youth Leadership Adventures alum Flor Hernandez sums it up perfectly:

“North Cascades Institute fosters lifelong lessons and deep connections … that test your limits within a strong, supportive community. Your generosity makes this possible.”

Learn more about these programs and scholarship opportunities.

You can still make an impact by giving today!

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Campaign for Youth, please feel free to contact our Development and Marketing Director Jodi Broughton at (360) 854-2596 or


Youth Leadership Adventures is a program that opens up a whole new perspective on the way we view nature, a program that tests your limits while still creating a strong communityFlor-Hernandez for support and trust." Read Flor's complete letter

-- Flor Hernandez, 2014 Participant

Seattle Times Mountain School Article


North Cascades Institute has received ELEVEN four-star ratings from Charity Navigator!