"It's been really good for me".
BYEP is an EXPERIENCE designed to help you create change in your own life. For the past 15 years, teenagers like you have courageously submitted applications for enrollment in BYEP.
Basically, we're an adventure based 'group-mentoring' program. What does THAT mean?
It means if you are selected to receive a scholarship to BYEP (worth $10,000/year...oh yeah!) you will join a group a teens your age, and get together twice a week to talk about life and participate in different activities. At BYEP, we like to get outside, though sometimes we play inside. Activities, or adventures as we call them, include skiing and/or snowboarding, hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, working together through a high ropes course, and community service. (We love our community and value giving back because, really, BYEP exists because of their generosity!) When we stay inside, we're taking pottery classes, or writing workshops, screen printing, yoga, or rock climbing indoors.
BYEP is not counseling. It's not a punishment. It's not grown ups telling you how to live your life. It's like a second family where people accept you for who you are. If you are interested or want more information, contact our Program Director, Katie, for more information! Katie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 270-4375.