The W.I.L.D. Scholarship Fund supports our commitment to redistribute access to wild spaces. At Back to Earth, we have always done our best to make our offerings available to any young person who feels called, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. There is still a long way to go to make this work truly accessible and equitable.
W.I.L.D. has been a profitable program since we launched it in 2014. Our business model has thus far funded scholarships internally. We are grateful to families that pay the full tuition- their support has allowed us to offer about 15% of all tuition to date. Right now we are running our first fundraising campaign to double that number and offer 30% of all tuition in scholarships.
Please help us make this transformative work accessible to the young people who need it by donating to the Fund. Every penny you donate goes directly to fund a life-changing rite of passage for one of our teens.W.I.L.D. Scholarship Fund is a sponsored project of Empowerment WORKS, a social change organization based in the Bay Area.