Climb & Shine 2018

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  Sep 08 2018

It's that time of year again! Come join us for the 3rd annual Climb & Shine event! This year we are appealing to the hard core AND the more chilled climbers/hikers/runners with a two day event to test your endurance and leave you with some great memories as you help out our great cause in Rwanda! All fundraising proceeds will be benefitting Hope Shines' year-round after-school program that operates out of the learning center in Kigali, Rwanda. 


When - September 8th and 9th 

What - September 8th we'll be meeting at the bottom of the Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado. We will be raising money for either how far you make it up, OR for the hard-core folks, how MANY laps you can do! This will be a quad burner!!! September 9th will be pure mountain climbing as we ascent the great Pikes Peak 14er! This is a fairly moderate climb but it is long so the hike will be brisk. Final elevation 14,110', Round Trip is 14 miles, and a Class 2 Mountain. Check out this link to learn more about Pikes:

Join us for 1 or BOTH days and help raise money for this great cause. We'll have a team camping both nights nearby for some camaraderie and bonding over some laughs and provisions! 


The program has a HUGE positive impact on 36 at-risk and marginalized youth aged 8-13 years old. We call it the LEAD after-school program (Life Enhancement & Academic Development). Every dollar you raise supports this program as it offers:  

-Kids are taught by a full time teacher, a rotating enhancement curriculum focused on improving in academics and life-skills development 

- Kids are provided a HOT nutritionally balanced meal every day they attend the program - Kids have access to our clean water system and taught about the dangers of drinking unclean water.

 - Kids get emotional support from teachers, staff, and volunteer mentors during the program to help them build confidence and feel loved when their lives are so challenging day to day 

- Workshops and Lessons taught in the past and currently include: Language Arts (English and their native Kinyarwanda), Science hands-on lab experiments, Performing Arts (Intore traditional Rwandan dance and theatre), Sports and Play Fitness including Yoga and team oriented sports). 

Sign up for YOUR own team, pick a fundraising goal, recruit family and friends and raise money towards the overall goal of $5,000! You can also join an existing team. Minimum to raise is $50 to cover the cost of the guide and a t-shirt! Come Climb with US and help kids in Rwanda SHINE!