Located in Kansas City, Missouri, we provide adventure-based wellness programs and engage in conservation efforts to improve the quality of life in our community.
Over 90% of our participants report increased self-efficacy, confidence and an improved sense of well-being. Research suggests these outcomes enhance mental health.
61 YOUTH SERVED
Last year, we served 61 youth from underserved urban areas, including kids transitioning out
of homelessness, under the care of the foster system and in our multi-year #ReWildKC
Last year, we had over 40 volunteers play a role in the delivery of our programs, engaging in everything from leading outdoor programs, fundraising, graphic design,
Because we are a volunteer run non-profit and benefit from a number of strong partnerships, we are able to provide one year’s worth of programs to each youth for just $600 or $50 per month.
#REWILDKC YOUTH EXPLORERS PROGRAM
#ReWildKC is a long-term, multi-year program mentoring youth who live in under-resourced urban neighborhoods through nature-based wellness programming. The curriculum focuses on cultivating mental and physical health, community engagement and education, and building a reciprocal relationship with nature through conservation initiatives and environmental stewardship.
PROGRAMS FOR THE PUBLIC
Since we're located in the concrete jungle of Kansas City, Missouri where most citizens rarely encounter wild places, or even adequate green space, we serve the community with nature-based programming. Our public programs range widely from the types of outdoor activities we provide to themed events relating to Ecopsychology and Depth Psychology, family-friendly events and more.
MEET THE EXPLORING ROOTS TEAM
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
Dan has decades of experience as an outdoor guide, serving with the Division of Youth Services as an Outdoor Rehabilitation Counselor.
WATER SKILLS SPECIALIST
Tee has over a decade of experience as an Outdoor Rehabilitation Counselor and is an American Canoe Association certified Canoe and Flat Water Instructor.
CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR & GUIDE
Jon is an experienced outdoorsman and wilderness guide. He is certified as an American Mountain Guide Association’s Single Pitch Instructor.