We expand access to and experiences in rock climbing, through continued opportunities, for youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity. BKBF creates these experiences through partnerships with youth-serving organizations in our communities across the country.
City Rocks empowers over 50 students annually from underserved communities to develop self-confidence, resiliency, and the ability to succeed through the sport of rock climbing and mentorship. Student participants meet with their mentors at least four hours per month to climb at Brooklyn Boulders and participate in recreational, cultural, community service, or educational activities throughout the New York city. Mentors work with their mentees to help them set and achieve personal goals around climbing, academics, college, and career.
Climbing and Mentorship Come Together
Rock and Ice Magazine 2016
Mentoring Teens Through Sport
Giveback blog 2018