Big City Mountaineers wrote -The Palisades Trek team is climbing to bring change to the lives of underserved youth. Every dollar raised will go directly to supporting Big City Mountaineers. BCM transforms the lives of under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually.