Thank you for supporting GOLD!
YMCA Girls Outdoor Leadership Development inspires courage and leadership in diverse groups of young people through wilderness trips ranging from one day to three weeks.
GOLD seeks to create a world where young people have the emotional intelligence, courage, and compassion to be positive multi-cultural leaders in their communities. The Core Competencies are: Confidence, Courage, Wonder, Emotional Intelligence, Community Awareness
Investing in young people, particularly those who are farthest from opportunity, is key to advancing equity and justice and building whole person health for all!
Recent Leaders In Training shared:
“Participating in this program has helped me achieve a greater appreciation for nature and has taught me leadership skills I wasn’t confident in before. Things like delegating, sharing my thoughts, and making plans to achieve my goals are all things that I learned in this program. All of these skills can help me within other facets of my life.”
“I don’t usually have the opportunity to explore nature in this kind of way.”
“I learned about working in a team environment and being a leader through feedback, which can help me better support anyone I interact with and be a kinder, more engaged, more empathetic, and over all better person.”
Your support will remove the financial barrier, and other barriers, for young women to participate. Thank you!