JanSport is proud to lend a hand to Big City Mountaineers, who transform the lives of under-served youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. BCM partners with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Their curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in over 1,000 youth annually and have a proven track record of improving young peoples’ lives with:
-Increased likeliness to stay in school
-Reduction in violence
-Reduction in drug use
In addition to adult mentors who donate a week of their lives to improve the future of the youth BCM serves, they also rely on the support of Summit for Someone climbers. Without the dozens of courageous volunteers who sign up for Summit for Someone each year, BCM would cease to exist. Summit for Someone climbers take on two formidable commitments: mentally and physically preparing to climb one of North America’s most challenging peaks, and raising funds. All to help improve the lives of kids they might never meet.