Our Mission

There is great potential for positive life-changing experiences, character building and self-esteem development for youth through rock climbing and other outdoor adventure activities. Involvement in physical activities, like climbing, promotes a healthy lifestyle and improves fitness in a supportive environment. These valuable benefits should be accessible to all children. 

Urban Peaks is focused on fulfilling this mission by providing climbing and adventure sports programming to New England-based organizations serving underrepresented youth, including schools, day camps, and mental health intervention services. Urban Peaks partners with local organizations to provide access to activities, facilities and trained staff, as well as program cost assistance.

Urban Peaks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

What We've Achieved

  • In just eight years, Urban Peaks has introduced climbing and other adventures to over 1,600 youth from low-income communities and students with behavioral or social disabilities. 
  • In 2017, Urban Peaks partnered with 16 organizations reaching 272 youth!
  • Urban Peaks holds an annual Climb-a-thon fundraiser, with all proceeds going directly to our programs. 
  • In the past three years, Urban Peaks has raised over $15,000 through the Dark Horse Bouldering Series.