We are excited to announce the launch of the Flash Foxy Education and Leadership Development Fund through the support of Arc’teryx.

The Education and Leadership Development Fund provides resources and opportunities for women to attend and participate in the Women’s Climbing Festivals, Summerfest and our other future educational events and programs.

Many new female (cis and trans) and non-binary climbers are excited to get into outdoor climbing but lack the skills and education needed to ensure that they can do so safely. Another barrier to entering outdoor climbing may be the challenges of finding climbing partners that you feel comfortable with and can relate to.

Our Education and Leadership Development Scholarships will provide ten scholarships to attend our large-scale events and will cover event registration fees and a $250 stipend to help offset travel or childcare costs associated with attending.

The Fund will also allow us opportunities to host free educational events and programs for organizations working with underrepresented groups.

We hope that these scholarships and programs will provide women and non-binary climbers, from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, the opportunities to learn from other women, develop their personal climbing skills and connect with others in wild spaces.