~Impacting, Enriching and Inspiring All
Through Outdoor Education~
Carly’s Kids- 2015-16 School Year
The 2015-16 school year realized fantastic support for Carly’s Kids and Outdoor School by the many friends of Carly’s Kids and our Central Oregon community. Carly’s Kids received over $31,000 in donations and was able to fund over 1200 economically challenged students so they could experience Outdoor School. In addition to the elementary school children that Carly’s Kids is helping, we are also offering leadership opportunities to high school students from 12 high schools in 5 different districts. This year we had over 150 Central Oregon high school students taking on leadership roles as Outdoor School counselors! These student leaders worked with the younger students and the leadership skills and self confidence they developed were a joy to watch and will benefit them as they move forward in their personal endeavors.
The 2016 Elections bring some exciting possible changes for Outdoor Education funding in Oregon. Ballot Measure 99 will potentially fund Outdoor Education for all of Oregon’s 5th and 6th graders starting in the Fall of 2017. We will continue to work to fund for the 2016-17 school year but are also excited about the possibility of exploring new ways that Carly’s Kids can support experimental outdoor learning experiences for children, should “99” pass!
We are blessed and thankful for the support that Carly’s Kids has received from donors, friends and the community. Carly’s legacy lives on through the experiences of the students that we help. Thank you for enabling her passion to impact, enrich and inspire through Outdoor Education.
2015-16 Carly’s Kids Participants enjoying their time at Camp Tamarack