KIDS WE HAVE HELPED
Cynthia came to CityWILD from one of its partner schools with her best friend Maria. Maria became concerned about how Cynthia had been acting in school and approached CityWILD's Support Services Director for help. Soon, Cynthia was meeting regularly with CityWILD staff to help her through many difficult months of mental anguish she was having and contemplation of using drugs, suicide and hurting others. With CityWILD's help, and the contributions of RMRPI, Cynthia's issues were addressed here and the resources
and referrals she required on a greater clinical scale were provided to her and her family by CityWILD staff.
* This story was provided by the cityWILD Wilderness Institute of Leadership Development Staff.
cityWILD is a bold effort to bring the typically exclusive world of outdoor experiential education to a broad non-traditional audience: low-income youth of color. For the past ten years, cityWILD has been providing tuition-free, comprehensive experiential education programs for urban youth (10-18 years old) in northeast Denver. Its mission is to provide low income, culturally diverse youth with outdoor and environmental service learning opportunities that promote developmental themes of personal empowerment, leadership and community participation.