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Wilderness Youth Project

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment


5386 Hollister Ave Suite DSanta Barbara, CA 93105 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Wilderness Youth Project is a community-building 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires and guides youth, adults, and families toward finding, expressing, and manifesting their inherent gifts through mentoring and creative nature experiences.


We seek to honor the flow of learning that mimics the natural world and couple that with nurturing the multiple intelligences of the youth in a holistic and playful fashion. There are three key components to our methods of curriculum delivery:

  1. Sensory Stimulation: Offering their senses healthy stimulation in a natural setting along with challenges that spawn their growth
  2. Mind Focus: The youth are offered the opportunity to focus on positive outcomes in the moment and in their life through circle work and positive adult role modeling
  3. Cultural Mentoring: This is where we weave a "cultural basket" around the kids so that they are stimulated to learn in the most natural methods known and for a long term. This system has been developed out of research based on how the human child has learned for thousands of years.


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