SFS Mentors Teens Climb Ahead!

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Throughout the month of March, the Turn Make a Difference program is supporting Summit for Someone (SFS), helping urban teensovercome a lifetime of challenges while individuals take on the challenge of climbing an iconic peak. SFS is a benefit mountaineering series supporting Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization delivering transformative wilderness expeditions to more than 600 under-resourced urban youth annually. Turn is helping to spread their message through the power of digital advertising. SFS climbers take on two formidable commitments: climbing one of North America's most challenging peaks, and raising money for Big City Mountaineers, all to improve the lives of kids they may never meet. BCM runs programs in Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, the Pacific Northwest, and the San Francisco Bay area, and works with community-based partner organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field. BCM's curriculum improves integrity, self-esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills. BCM results, measured by a nationally recognized tool, show that BCM programs improve kids’ lives with:

- Increased likeliness to stay in school

- Reduction in violence

- Reduction in drug use

To learn more about Summit for Someone, visit http://www.summitforsomeone.org