Please support me (Bernly) on the 2019 Hike for Kids...
I have some standard text below about the who and what about BSF; however, I wanted to share that I have been close to BSF for many years both through board service and teaching the kids. BSF is certainly a 'bang for your buck' and your gifts go right to the programs that support the kids (details below). If you are reading this far you probably know me personally, and I can attest I have seen the postive impact Blue Sky has had on our kids. Many of us have been lucky enough on our educational journey, and trust me when I say there are plenty of kids out there who arent so lucky. Several of those kids are our neighbors and friends; its suprising when you really think about it. Anyways if you want to hear more ask me, but if you know me you should probbaly text me! The avatar I posted above likens to one of my most impactful moments with the kids.
Thanks for considering a gift, and now on to the details...
First things first - who’s Blue Sky Fund?
Blue Sky Fund is on a mission to provide transformational experiences for urban youth through outdoor
education. We help low-income children from the City of Richmond improve academic achievement,
especially in the sciences, through active outdoor education. We also develop character and leadership
through outdoor experiences that expand horizons, increase confidence, and build collaboration skills.
Currently in our eleventh year, Blue Sky will reach over 3,000 youth in 2019.
Cool, right? What in the world is Hike For Kids then?
This unique family-friendly event benefits the youth of Blue Sky Fund! Together with over 400 other hikers,
we will hit the trails of the James River Park System to raise funds and awareness for Blue Sky Fund’s outdoor
education programs. Enjoy some of the best urban hiking in the country with either a 3-mile, 8-mile, or 14-
mile loop around the James River - great for family and master hikers alike! We’ll celebrate the hike with an
after-party to enjoy beer, food and music.
What’s in it for us?
Each hiker makes a HUGE impact on kids in our community – the more people on your team, the more
proudly your company can shout from the mountaintops that you are supporting our kids:
• 5 hikers sponsors TWO students in our elementary school program for outdoor science
experiences for the entire school year.
• 12 hikers sponsors TWO students in our weekly Outdoor Adventure Clubs designed to teach
middle school students outdoor skills, resiliency, and character.
• 20 hikers sponsors ONE student in our year-long Outdoor Leadership Institute, which develops
personal growth, servant leadership, and multicultural understanding in high school students.