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Since our foundng, Open Roads has been able to offer more than 250 full scholarships to at-potential high school students from diverse backgrounds. These are young men and women who would not otherwise be able to afford a summer learning and growth experience, and who have been historically marginalized and excluded from easy ways to access to nature.


Our programs combine the growth and mental health that comes from intentional group travel in nature, with an introduction to the documentary arts of writing, photography, and film. We believe this original approach opens our minds to greater possibilities, reconnects us with nature , establishes deep-seated beliefs in our ability to create the life outcomes we want, and helps us learn to become authors of our own life stories. We hope that all of this results in our participants creating happy, productive, and fulfilling lives no matter what our financial or social background might have been.


To date, 98% of the 250+ Open Roads scholarship participants have graduated from high school and gone on to college -- this is compared to a rate of 50 - 70% among their socio-economic peers during that same period.


Going forward, with the help of our community of donors, Open Roads is establishing new partnerships with schools and organizations to design intentional programs for their students and communities, expanding our ability to offer full-scholarships for more and more aspiring young people who simply lack the financial resources needed for this kind of out-of-school learning and growth. 

Sample Sponsorship Impact

  • $5,000 sponsors a full student experience, from spring seminars to a summer adventure, to fall events and follow up coaching

  • $3,000 sponsors a week-long summer trip on one of the Open Roads travel programs

  • $500 - $2,000 contributes to our fund to sponsor a student's participation in a summer program of their choice

  • We also have sponsorship packages that offer recognition in our annual magazine and access to social media assets like photos and videos showing our diverse participants using our sponsors products in stunning wilderness settings.



Checks can be mailed to:

Open Roads Academy

1223 Wilshire Blvd., #351

Santa Monica, California 90403

EIN# 74-3022678

Open Roads Academy, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3. All donations are fully tax-deductible.


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