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What is 1CLIMB?

1Climb began with a shared desire to take kids climbing and to take climbing to kids.   By partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs across America, we are changing the lives of kids via building climbing walls in their club facilities and taking their club members to local climbing gyms.

 

“1Climb has the potential to change the trajectory of a kid’s life. For that simple reason, we want to introduce climbing to as many kids as possible.”

– Kevin Jorgeson

 

1Climb founders Dan Chancellor and Kevin Jorgeson look over blueprints

DAN AND KEVIN

Founders of 1Climb

An Eldorado employee welds the climbing wall structure.

ELDORADO WALLS

Welding the initial structure

A So iLL employee paints the new climbing wall at the boys and girls club in Saint Louis

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

A volunteer helps paint the wall

Boys and girls club members try on So iLL climbing shoes.

CLIMBING SHOES

Boys and Girls Club members try on So iLL climbing shoes

Kevin Jorgeson helps a boys and girls club member with his harness

HARNESSING POTENTIAL

Kevin Jorgeson helps a Boys and Girls Club member fit a harness

A Saint Louis boys and girls club member climbs on the newly constructed wall for the first time.

ONWARD AND UPWARD

A Boys and Girls Club member gets his first opportunity on a finished climbing wall

Our Projects

Sonoma

Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma members climb on the new climbing wall in their clubhouse.

Saint Louis

Boys and Girls Club of Saint Louis members climb on the new climbing wall in their clubhouse.

Chicago

A Boys and Girls Club of Chicago member climbs at First Ascent in Chicago.

Los Angeles

Boys and Girls club members look at the new climbing wall in their LA Variety Clubhouse.

How Did So iLL get involved with TOMS?

“Climbing can be a positive sense of escape and a positive activity that they (kids) build some identity around. I’m excited to see and meet some of the kids that will climb for the first time. I’m really excited to see in 5, 10, 15 years who these kids become.”

– Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS

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Email us to learn more about our mission and the different ways that you can get involved.  Whether you are interested in donating, volunteer work, or having a wall built at your local Boys and Girls Club, there are several ways to get plugged in.

5237 Bischoff Ave,
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Email: wecare@1climb.org