Since our founding, Open Roads has been able to offer hundreds full scholarships to at-potential high school students from diverse backgrounds. These are talented young men and women from low-income families who would not otherwise be able to afford a summer learning and growth experience, and who have been historically marginalized and excluded from access to the outdoors.
Our programs combine the personal growth (resilience, confidence, expanded beliefs), and mental health that comes from intentional group travel in the outdoors, 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. All of this results in participants creating happy, productive, purpose-filled, and fulfilling lives no matter what our financial or social background might have been.
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 personal growth.
Sample Sponsorship Impact
$5,500 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.
And ... contact us if you are interested in helping us create a permanent physical home (an endowed camp!) for our community
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.