Blue Sky Fund

Inner Growth • Outdoor Adventure

Richmond, VA   |  www.blueskyfund.org

Mission

To provide transformational experiences for urban youth through outdoor education.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Mrs. Amanda Godbold Payne

Main address

P.O. Box 8108

Richmond, VA 23223 USA

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EIN

14-1985225

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

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Explorers

The Explorers will enjoy the opportunity to learn about nature from being in nature. This courageous group of third and fifth grade students from Richmond City Public Elementary Schools, along with their teachers and community volunteers, will travel outside their urban environments to the open spaces of the James River Park System, Shalom Farms, and Bryan Park Nature Center, in order to discover more about themselves and their surroundings. The Explorers curriculum includes hands-on science SOL instruction, time for recreation, and a focus on respect for one another and the environment. This program meets monthly with each partner school throughout the school year on a school day of their choice, coordinated by a large collaboration of individuals and organizations dedicated to the education of our city's young people. This program has grown to serve over 2,600 students in 14 partner schools every month.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Blue Sky Fund will lead crews of 20 high school students (separate boys’ and girls’ programs) from diverse backgrounds to come together to build teamwork,confidence,leadership, and community involvement. The summer institute centers on a five day backpacking trip, during which crew members learn, through challenges, how to strengthen their leadership and teamwork skills.  The program design includes experiences that will help shape knowledgeable multicultural leaders who learn about the social needs of Richmond through service learning. After completion of the summer institute, crew members will continue to meet monthly to apply their new skills by engaging in meaningful community service together.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Outdoor Adventure Club is a program developed around the idea that enjoying the outdoors is not simply an event, but part of a lifestyle choice. Therefore, students in each club are exposed to a number of wilderness skill that they are able to put to use on a trip into the Virginia wilderness. We mostly run this program on a school club model where we will teach skills in various adventure sports such as rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and biking, and then the students will plan an expedition to culminate each semester. Currently operating 9 adventure clubs and reaching approximately 150 middle school students each school year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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Since 2016

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Blue Sky Fund

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
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Board chair

Mrs. Debbie Edwards

CarMax

Term: 2019 -

Emily Gottwald

Community Volunteer

Debbie Edwards

CarMax

Ty Toepke

Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation

Logan Vetrovec

VCU

Sallie Pruitt

Pruitt Resources

Sally Hunnicutt

VCU Chemistry

Carl Sorenson

University of Richmond

Darin Moore

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Margo Webb

Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments

Kim Bailey

Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School

Brad Nott

Atlantic Union Bank

Jummai Sarki-Hurd

Virginia Retirement System

Ebony Clarke

Popular Springs Hospital

Nina Marino

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Kathy Hoverman, P.E.

KCI Technologies, Inc.

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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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