Will You Be A Hero For Outdoor Lab This Halloween?
In the spirit of the Halloween season and the tiny superheroes that will be ringing your doorbell in just a over a week for a trick or a treat, we wanted to introduce you to some true Outdoor Lab heroes.
As I am sure many of you have heard, real heroes do not wear capes. This could not be truer when it comes to the heroes of Outdoor Lab.
The launch of the $5 Club almost a year ago allowed ALL of our supporters the chance to fly high like Superman and support Outdoor Lab in ways they never thought possible. The beauty about the $5 Club is it allows people to give in bite size amounts, and although it may seem small what they are doing, it is leaving a BIG impact. Imagine being a high school leader at Outdoor Lab for the first time... feeling both nervous and excited for this incredible opportunity. How would you feel if suddenly your radio didn't work as you were on the trail with a group of sixth grade students. $5 Club members take away this worry for high school leaders and fund supplies, like new radios, for our high school leader program.
This diverse group of individuals all have a different story and reasons they give. Some of them are in their first job right out of college. Some of them, as us millennials say, are “seasoned at adulting” and have been involved with the program for many years. They each may have a different story but they share the same passion. The $5 Club was the perfect fit for them to continue to be involved with Outdoor Lab. Is it yours?
Below you have the chance to meet some Outdoor Lab heroes. You can join them. This Halloween season leave your cape at home. Become a true hero for Outdoor Lab. Join the $5 Club today!
Growing up in Jefferson County I was fortunate to attend Outdoor Lab when I was in 6th grade at Mitchell Elementary in Golden. As a child I didn’t think about how it was possible that myself and all my classmates were able to go to the mountains for an entire week with places to sleep and food for everyone. The $5 club allows me to give back each and every month to make sure that each Jefferson County sixth grade student continues to have this opportunity.
As a parent of two current Jefferson County Public Schools kids and one recent graduate, Outdoor Lab holds a very special place in my heart. My daughter, who is in 6th grade currently, will be attending Outdoor Lab this year, and is so excited to go through this experience! My oldest son, not only had a chance to attend Outdoor Lab as a 6th grader, but he also went up to Outdoor Lab as a High School Leader and then was selected to be an Outdoor Lab Intern both Spring Semester of his Junior year and Spring Semester of his Senior Year. He now serves on the Outdoor Lab Youth Advisory Board, where he continues to keep Outdoor Lab alive for him and is able to give back, and spread his passion for Outdoor Lab to others! I’ve seen how Outdoor Lab impacts and forever changes the lives of countless 6th graders, high school and college students, and I’m so grateful to also have a chance to show my gratitude through monthly donations and seeing the impact it can have. I was thrilled to become a member of the $5 Club!
As a former high school leader, intern, and now a member of the Outdoor Lab Foundation Youth Advisory Board, I love that there is a giving program that fits within my budget that allows me to give back to this incredible program each and every month. My favorite memory as a high school leader was walking out of the staff room and realizing I wanted to live at Outdoor Lab and be a part of this program forever. The $5 Club allows me to do this.