Programs We Support

“You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.”

–  H. Norman Swartzkopf

 

The Audacious Foundation works with carefully selected organizations to foster an environment of Whole Child Learning for all students.

Explore Ecology

Providing Garden Educators to promote hands-on food literacy, healthy eating, and integration of garden learning experiences into classroom curriculum.

NatureTrack

Facilitating nature adventures for students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Wilderness Youth Project

Facilitating nature adventures for students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

LifeSource Landscape Inc. / Ramsey Cronk

Leading creation/maintenance of school gardens and edible forests.

One Cool Earth

Providing Garden Educators to promote hands-on food literacy, healthy eating, and integration of garden learning experiences into classroom curriculum.

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

Providing instruction in safe bike riding for students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Coalition for Sustainable Transportation

Providing instruction in safe bike riding for students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Children and Family Resource Services / SBCEO Oral Health Collaborative

Providing orthodontic treatment / braces for 220 selected students from Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools annually.

Community Environmental Council

Providing hydration stations, refillable stainless steel bottles, and programming at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools to reduce the use of plastics.

Channel Islands YMCA

Providing swimming lessons for students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

City of Lompoc

Providing swimming lessons for students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Catalina Island Marine Institute

Providing an outdoor science camp experience in an inspiring natural laboratory for 6th grade students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

AstroCamp

Providing an outdoor science camp experience for 5th grade students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Budhi Harlow

Delivering rhythmic drumming, dance, and mindfulness/meditation experiences for K-1st graders at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Children's Creative Project

Providing artists-in-residency programs and Michael Katz storytelling/mindfullness sessions for K-1st graders at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

The Key Class

Providing etiquette classes/coaching for 6th grade students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Montecito Bank & Trust

Providing financial literacy programming and help opening a savings account for students at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Pockets Change

Providing financial literacy programming at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara

Encouraging reluctant readers to develop literacy skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs at Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Teamworks

Leading ropes course programming for students to learn teamwork, problem solving, and confidence.

UCSB Arts & Lectures

Bringing students to performances at local venues, often combined with a college tour. Providing free family tickets to local arts events.

Viva El Arte

Bringing visiting artist performances to Audacious Foundation Partnership School campuses.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Providing tallships programs for Audacious Foundation Partnership Schools.

Additional Programs We Support

REACH

The REACH Fellowship is an experiential education program for motivated, low-income high school students from Santa Barbara County. REACH (which stands for Resilience, Education, Adventure, Community, and Health) works with students to develop skills so they can take control of their lives as they transition from high school to college.

LOUD

LOUD is a Southern California-based non-profit program that provides high quality gear and world-class music and film education to underserved youth. Free after-school music and film classes and an extensive online library of guidebooks and video lessons help students go from first notes to first performance, and first camera shot to first screening.