Ascend receives a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife that allows us to guide trips in Texas State Parks for underserved & underprivileged youth programs at no cost to them.
THE NEED FOR DIVERSITY IN THE OUTDOORS
Visitors to National Parks are made up 88-95% white, 1% African American, 4-6% Hispanic
Barriers to participation in the outdoors include:
accessibility and access
early childhood experiences
historical trauma and concerns for physical safety