Empowering Girls Through
Outdoor adventure

elevateHER is a nonprofit organization based in Chaffee County, Colorado, that uses a holistic approach to programming that lets us nurture each girl’s mind, body, and soul.


elevateHER fosters self-worth and grit in young women through mentoring, outdoor adventure, and holistic wellness programs.


The purpose of elevateHER is to invest in the next generation of women and enable them to be strong, confident, and self-aware, through empowering them to take on any challenge while building an appreciation and love for the outdoors.


elevateHER builds a strong and connected community for women and by women, inspiring empathetic leadership and environmental stewardship in young women.


elevateHER focuses on each girl’s mind through teaching new skills. Our focus on skill training includes integrating leadership into all physical activities, building self-esteem, discussing body image, and learning healthy coping methods.


Outdoor activities play an integral role in elevateHER’s programming- it is used as the tool in which to teach leadership and build relationships among the girls. Outdoor sports include rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing.


Life can be hectic and stressful. Many of us have created tools haphazardly in which to cope. elevateHER teaches members various ways to cope with stress. The main way that this is accomplished is through teaching yoga and meditation two to four times a month.


  • “elevateHER has changed me for the better. This program doesn’t just teach girls to rock climb or hike or raft. It teaches us that we have power, it teaches us confidence, and most importantly it teaches us that we are all amazing through and through.”

    Izzy, age 14
    an elevateHER member

  • “I started elevateHER this summer. At first I was a bit hesitant with starting this new program. I usually don’t like starting new things. I thought that this was just going to be another program that I would end up quitting after it finished. But, after my first week with elevateHER, I realized it wasn’t going to be another program I would quit. I felt like I was a part of a group. I usually never feel that way with a program. After the first month or less, I got more comfortable with everyone and started having more fun than before.”

    Meghan, age 14
    an elevateHER member

  • I am so grateful for your organization!! You have given my daughter things she didn’t know she could do and excel at. She loves doing things with the other girls outdoors. Thank you for taking her under your wings!!!”

    parent of an elevateHER member

In Action

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Thank you, generous sponsors!