Great Fish Community Challenge IMPACT
The monies raised by the Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center through the Great Fish Community Challenge program allow for the sort of outreach that makes Flathead Avalanche Center's seven-day-a-week advisories accessible to our community. Measuring the advances of FOFAC's programming made possible thanks to the Challenge is simple when merely looking at numbers. Over 600 more students have been exposed to snow safety training this season than last, and a third of those learners are youth. However, the impact of the support of the Great Fish goes far beyond numbers. Intangibles such as adults thinking twice before ducking under a resort boundary rope, youth sticking with their buddies after experiencing a Know Before You Go presentation and field day, and a community conversing about the heuristic traps that lead to avalanche fatalities, are difficult to measure, but the impact of these changes is certain.
Participating in the Great Fish Community Challenge has allowed the Center For Restorative Youth Justice (CRYJ) to expand opportunities for youth in the Flathead Valley. Because of this support many of the Valley’s most ‘at-risk’ youth now have access to empowerment and skill-building workshops and experiences.
The Great Fish Community Challenge has been instrumental in creating community awareness and excitement around supporting Casa for Kids of Flathead County, along with many other wonderful local non-profits. It has also enabled us to reduce the number of fundraising events we host every year and focus that time and energy on fulfilling our mission of providing an advocate to every abused and neglected child in Flathead County.
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