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
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:
American Alpine Institute