Hoods to Woods Foundation

Name of Organization:
Hoods to Woods

Year Founded:
2009

Executive Director:
Brian Deka Paupaw

Number of children that participate:
10

Purpose:
To expose teens in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to the out doors with through year-round activities such as snowboarding, indoor rock climbing, camping, hiking. Using environmental awareness, writing and the use of new media tools that allow youth to document their outdoor experience, the program is designed to build confidence and facilitate individual discovery.

What is the demographic:
Boys and Girls ages 13- 19

What do you have planned for the kids this year:
We plan to have another successful year of programming. Our Snowboarding program is very popular and most of the teens participating will already be on their third season and have progressed to freestyle snowboarding. It's very exciting to see it happen every year.

How can we help out?
People can donate at www.hoodstowoods.com/donate

Where can we learn more about your organization?
www.hoodstowoods.com (Our Website), Hoods to Woods on Twitter (Twitter), and H2Foundation on YouTube (YouTube).

Anything else you would like to add?
We have partnered with Humanity Snowboards to create a limited edition Hoods to Woods Snowboard. 30% of the proceeds go back into our outdoor programs. You can order it at Humanity Snowboards.

Check out what we are doing for Hoods to Woods this season under our Flip it Forward page!