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Big City Mountaineers

Big City Mountaineers: Mentoring. Education. Recreation.
Big City Mountaineers - (BCM) is the country's leading volunteer organization devoted to providing significant mentoring for urban teens during wilderness trips.

The BCM Program
The BCM program is an eight-day trip, focusing on a five-day backcountry or canoeing experience. Immersed in a pristine wilderness in the company of caring adults, the teens progress along an emotional journey that leaves many transformed with a greater sense of self.

JanSport Support

JanSport is proud to partner with Big City Mountaineers to accomplish its mission in providing urban teenage youth with a challenging and safe wilderness experience. JanSport lends a hand to Big City Mountaineers by donating gear for its teen summer programs as well as technical packs for its Summit for Someone annual benefit climbs supporting BCM at-risk teens. In addition, JanSport supports Big City Mountaineers through various fund-raising at events and tradeshows.

Summit For Someone
The climb series benefitting Big City Mountaineers' kids. These Summit for Someone(SFS) climbers take on two formidable commitments: mentally and physically preparing to climb one of North America's most challenging peaks, and raising thousands of dollars. All to help improve the lives of kids they might never meet. Make a difference to urban youth - sign up to climb a mountain with Backpacker Magazine and JanSport.

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