Liz Rocks Update

 2019 will be the Liz Rocks Foundations 3rd year providing Tacoma area youth

opportunities to reach new peaks. After raising the $150K for the free outdoor

rock climbing wall to be located in Point Defiance Tacoma, we directed our

attention to helping make the outdoors accessible to young people traditionally

underrepresented in the outdoor recreation scene.


Summer 2017 we sent our first Scholarship recipient, Maria on a 9 day youth

leadership mountaineering course in partnership with the American Alpine

Institute. Maria had a life changing experience and successfully summited Mt.

Baker at 10,000 ft. In 2018 we sent 30 students from Lincoln High School and

Franklin Pierce High School snowshoeing on Mt. Rainier. They also had an

amazing time and even saw an illusive fox on the trip. This past summer Jose, our

second annual Liz Rocks Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship completed 9 day

mountaineering course and sumitted Mt. Baker.

We have created these opportunities for students through connecting with

teachers, principles, other non-profits, communities in schools and other

organizations. We established a solid network of educators and leaders that are

passionate about our mission.

We are happy to announce that in 2019 we will be adding another annual

scholarship from the Tacoma Mountaineers by providing a scholarship for one

youth membership to their Mountain Adventure Club (MAC) where students will be

able to plan and attend outdoors trips throughout the year! We also plan on

sending at least 60 students snowshoeing on Mt. Rainier this winter. We are

expanding partnerships with other outdoor nonprofits such as the Tacoma

Mountaineers and SheJumps, in pursuit of shared goals.

We are committed to breaking down barriers for our youth to reach new peaks and become mountain stewards and we need your help!

Please consider making a donation or REGISTER TO BID in our online silent

auction starting Nov 23rd!!!!

It’s super easy, we promise.

Partnering Nonprofits and Contributors:

Tacoma Mountaineers


American Alpine Institute

Participating Youth Organizations:

Jason Lee Middle School

Lincoln High School

Franklin Pierce High School

Communities in Schools

Highline Native Education Program


To join our efforts, connect your youth organization, or sponsor an outdoor

adventure please email