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 five principles: 1) outdoor experiences, 2) geographically diverse cohorts, 3) personal development, 4) professional development, and 5) mentorship.
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 for young adults 18-25 years old and consists of:
• Outdoor Retreat: equine experiences, challenge course, river rafting, team building, “Level Up” sessions on personal finance, professional etiquette and life resilience.
• Career Course: explore personality traits and transferable skills, develop a life plan, and conduct informational interviews.
• Shadow Days: law enforcement, nonprofit, nature/wildlife, business/technology
**UPDATE: The 2023-2024 pilot cohort completed the outdoor retreat in McCammon, Idaho in late July. The four participants–two from El Paso and two from Alaska–are matriculating through the career course as of September. We will track their baseline attainment and follow up in the months and years thereafter to follow their trajectory as they get established. You can Track their progress on Instagram @OneSkyFund.
Our goal for El Paso Giving Day 2023 is $30,000 to fund our next cohort of eight participants which begins summer 2024!
The One Sky program is scalable and deployable anywhere, at any time of year. The sky’s the limit to the number of young people One Sky can impact! Members of our board of directors are accomplished in their respective fields and serve as program facilitators. The current board is composed of professionals from Alaska, Idaho, Washington state, and West Texas.
Click on the images below to see the 2023 Pilot Cohort images at full size with captions!