One Sky
One Sky
Some students leave high school with a plan and the tools to start their career. Others have potential, but lack the network, resources and confidence to turn their dreams into reality. So they settle for less or simply get "stuck," knowing they are capable of so much more. Oftentimes these are young adults between the ages of 18-25 from rural, urban or tribal communities. One Sky's mission is to connect individuals with people, places, and experiences, equipping them to grow personally and impact their world.

Causes: Children and Youth, Education, Health and Mental Well-being

We believe real-world adventures make the most capable people. We believe all people can live with integrity, be resilient, and lead their families and communities. One Sky is dedicated to helping young adults reach their full potential by creating a program based on four principles: 1) outdoor adventures and on-location experiences, 2) geographically diverse cohorts, 3) mentorship and 4) volunteer service.

One Sky elevates each participant’s Dream, encourages them to Discover their calling, equips them to Develop their skills, and Dares them to redefine themselves, and seize new opportunities.

The program is developed by experienced and qualified board members. It features a five-day summer camp in the Northern Rockies that includes equine experiences, a challenge course, river rafting, team building, and plenty of time for personal reflection. Participants then attend a series of professional development sessions in their home communities which allow them to explore their skills and apply them to career, educational, or entrepreneurial opportunities. Shadow Days and mentor/mentee relationships are also part of the curriculum.

The One Sky program is scalable and effective anywhere, at any time of year. The sky’s the limit to the number of young people One Sky can impact!

The Board of Directors and Advisory Board members are comprised of accomplished individuals from Alaska, Idaho, New Mexico, Washington state, and West Texas, and the list is growing! We will host the first cohort of 12 participants during summer 2023 and add cohorts the following year. We will track their baseline attainment and follow up in the months and years thereafter to follow their trajectory as they get established.