Join us in the giving spirit by supporting our great partners: BYEP and Eagle Mount.
About Big Sky Youth Empowerment (BYEP)
Big Sky Youth Empowerment provides opportunities for at-risk teenagers from Gallatin County, Montana, to experience success.
Participation in BYEP is voluntary. It is an opportunity awarded to extraordinary youth throughout Bozeman and Belgrade who want to make a change in their lives. We provide a program where youth are grouped with peers, mentors, and program managers and taken on weekend adventures and weekday workshops. Adventures build confidence as participants are challenged in various settings around Gallatin County. We also meet one week day for workshops focusing on curriculum that includes topics such as building healthy relationships, independent decision making, and interpersonal skills. Our goal is to equip the youth with the skills to make educated decisions towards an empowered and independent future.
About Eagle Mount
Since 1982, Eagle Mount has been transforming the lives of people with disabilities and children with cancer. With the help and support of a generous community, Eagle Mount opens up a world of adventures-skiing, horseback riding, swimming, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, fishing, and more-that foster freedom, joy, strength, focus, and confidence. Set under the beauty of Montana's legendary big sky, Eagle Mount focuses on people's abilities, while gently supporting their disabilities.
Recognized in 2010 by NBC's TODAY show as one of five small charities in America that make a big difference, Eagle Mount is the realization of a lifelong dream, created and built by General and Mrs. Robert C. Mathis, USAF (ret). The Mathises understood the value of recreation in enabling those with disabilities to "mount up with wings as eagles." Following its founders' wishes, Eagle Mount never turns anyone away if they cannot pay, and does not accept government funding.