CHICAGO ADVENTURE THERAPY NFP
Chicago Adventure Therapy is a young organization making the transition from a scrappy founder-drive non profit to an established small non profit. We seek Board members who are excited to be part of this transition. Board meetings are currently held once per quarter via Zoom. A belief in and a commitment to the following are essential:
- a belief in the strength of marginalized youth in Chicago
- a belief in the importance of and willingness to explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and to make sure DEI is a lens through which decisions are made
Skills, interest, knowledge or passion in at least two of the following areas are helpful:
- a willingness and ability to engage in meaningful fundraising
- knowledge of solid financial practices
- knowledge of or connections in real estate - the organization hopes to buy property in the next 10 years
- interest, knowledge or experience in creating earned revenue streams
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CHICAGO ADVENTURE THERAPY NFP
PO Box 13062, CHICAGO, IL 60613, US
Using outdoor adventure sports like paddling, orienteering, camping, cycling, and rock climbing, Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) works with Chicago youth to have a lasting positive impact on their communities and become healthy adults by teaching effective social skills and strong leadership skills, increasing participants’ sense of possibility, and fostering a sense of empowerment and personal responsibility.
Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) was founded in 2006 and started programming in 2007. Since then the organization has worked with close to 2,000 Chicago youth. We partner with other youth-serving organizations to offer programming, and offer continued programming throughout the year to any participants who want to stay involved in outdoor sports. CAT youth earned skills and coach certifications, and completed expeditions, and taught across the Midwest and in New York, Florida, the San Juan Islands, Baja California and Scotland. Two different CAT participants have at some point been the youngest paddlesports coach in North America.