Our Mission is to serve youth by cultivating character through mentoring and adventure.
Rocktown Youth Mentoring seeks to empower underprivileged kids in the greater Oklahoma City metro. Young people, ages 8-18, are often referred through public schools and social service agencies who work with Oklahoma children and families in need.
To be eligible to participate, youth must qualify for free or reduced price school lunch programs or the family’s income must be near poverty level according to the Federal Poverty Income Guideline. Applications are considered and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Climbing and cycling are both inherently risky activities, but each offers kids a chance to be inspired, gain self-confidence, and overcome difficult challenges. Adventure gives them the opportunity to experience healthy risk taking. The lessons learned on the walls and on the trail relate to the challenges they face in daily life.
Taking part in our programming is considered a privilege and participants are expected to follow certain guidelines in order to stay in the program. Youth who maintain expectations are eligible to continue participating at no cost, until they graduate from high school. After high school, these young people are encouraged to contribute to our community as mentors.