What’s BAWT, you ask?
BAWT is an acronym for Bay Area Wilderness Training, a great non-profit organization located in Oakland, California! Their mission is to create opportunities for urban youth to experience wilderness first hand.
BAWT serves as a vital, comprehensive and ongoing source of support for various organizations that lead youth wilderness trips. They believe that urban youth should have the same oppportunties as other children to enjoy and thrive in the wilderness. Further, they believe that exposure to the wilderness allows children to have a broader sense of themselves and their world by opening up new horizons.
They currently serve the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area and hope other organizations will take their vision and provide their sorts of services to under-served children in the rest of the state, the country and across the world.
Want more information? Check out their website here!