"Wild Hearts is a place where I feel heard, understood, and comfortable to grow into my fullest potential, while being surrounded by Mentors who inspire me to do great things for myself and others." - Acey N., 2017 Youth Leadership Board Participant
- Mission -
Growing hearts for leadership though exploring Idaho's wild places.
- Impact -
Wild Hearts Idaho (WHI) is a girl-focused and girl-led organization. Our impact is centered on building leadership skills in teen girls, ages 12-18, through outdoor adventure. Our programs combine Outdoor Adventure + Girl Leadership + Community to create engaging and supportive experiences for girls to explore, grow, and lead.
This year, we will engage 100 teen girls in outdoor adventure and leadership growth opportunities! Will you join us on our journey of increasing girl leadership in Idaho?
- Upcoming Adventures & Events! -
WHI 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Board — Applications Now Open!
An 8-month mentorship, leadership, and ambassador experience for girls in 10th-12h grade. Applications are open August 15th - September 5th.
2018 Youth Leadership Board Information
Apply to the 2018 Youth Leadership Board HERE!
Applications close September 5th at midnight. All applicants will be notified on September 12th.
Mark Your Calendar - Adventures Coming Up!
Girls Ages 15-18
December 8th-9th - Lake Cascade Snowshoe & Yurt Adventure
*Must participate in one adventure before joining an overnight adventure.
Food and transportation are provided for all adventures. Necessary gear (clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc.) is available when needed.
- Our Beginning -
We conducted our first pilot hike in May 2016 with a hike to Table Rock. This initial group of adventurous girls came up with our name - Wild Hearts Idaho. From the beginning we have engaged the girl voice in creating and shaping our organization to meet the needs of girls in our community. Our 2017 pilot year was a success! We provided outdoor and leadership experiences for 20 teen girls through 3 hiking trips and establishing our Youth Leadership Board. Feedback from participants and mentors solidified our protocols for a leadership progression model that we use to grow girl leadership through our adventures.
WHI officially gained 501c3 non-profit status in January 2018! This is our first official year of WHI programming offering 12 adventure opportunities and growing our Youth Leadership Board. Our adventures range from day to overnight trips in hiking, backpacking, rafting, and snowshoeing! Get Involved. Join our Community of Girls and Women. Adventure Always!
- Connect With Us -
Contact us to learn more and to further our mission of girl leadership in Idaho. Email email@example.com to invest in teen girls today!
WHI Tax Id: 82-3219734