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Wilderness Youth Project

Phone: (805) 964-8096
Development Director: Michelle Howard


The mission of Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) is to foster confidence, health, and a life-long love of learning for young people and families through active outdoor experiences and mentoring.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

Fight Nature Deficit Disorder

“Nature Deficit Disorder is a serious risk in our community, even right here in nature-rich Santa Barbara. Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) provides a powerful antidote. WYP makes kids smarter and healthier and happier. That’s why Kyra and I invite you to join us in supporting this strategic philanthropy. Through their Bridge to Nature program, WYP partners with local low-income schools, so we know our donations reach the kids who are least likely to access the healing powers of nature.”
– Anthony Rogers, M.D., Family Physician at the Santa Barbara County
Public Health Department and Trustee for Wilderness Youth Project

Board of Directors

Kyra Rogers, Board Chair:
Laura Russell, Treasurer:
Anthony Rogers, Secretary:
Graciela Cabello
Carrie Kappel
Lena Morán
April Price
Amy Schneider