Since 2015, Rocky Mountain Youth Project's founder, Jerry Berry, has brought youth and veterans from across the United States to experience the outdoors in the San Luis Valley. By supporting Rocky Mountain Youth Project (RMYP), you will be greatly impacting the lives of youth by fostering positive relationships, creating memorable experiences, helping them learn life skills, and increasing their confidence and knowledge of the outdoors.
In today’s culture, youth are spending more time indoors, often isolated, and glued to electronic devices. This is having a negative impact on their physical, mental, and social development. Furthermore, skills that previous generations learned while experiencing the outdoors (hunting, fishing, ranching, etc.) are not being passed on as they once were. RMYP seeks to address these issues by offering a variety of outdoor programs and activities. We also recognize the value of our military veterans and strive to get them involved in our programs. Providing opportunities for youth to work and learn from veterans and experienced professionals who will teach them the developmental skills that are being lost in our technology-driven generation.
“We are only limited by our imagination.”
— Jerry Berry, FOUNDER
Rocky Mountain Youth Project has allocated the majority of funds to offer as many youth programs as possible. By purchasing land, RMYP is able to offer a natural outdoor setting for all of its programs while sustaining the historical integrity of the environment. By offering farming leases, the income received will increase program funding, help maintain land management activities and give youth hands-on learning experiences with agricultural practices. Fundraising will be just as critical in continuing our operations and outreach.
If you live near the San Luis Valley in Colorado, we are always seeking volunteers, whether by donating time, skills, materials, or funds. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them to purchase equipment, supplies and further our outreach efforts.