CORE provides low-income underserved students of color eligible for free or reduced lunch with college and career preparedness programs, outdoor education, adventure retreats, arts courses, academic enrichment, and leadership training before school, after school, and on weekends.
Educational Programs for High School Students
Funded in part by the California Community Foundation
A youth “adventureprise” initiative, Nature Now trains student interns over the course of 10 weeks as outdoor adventure guides specializing in rock climbing while also learning important marketing and leadership skills to be young entrepreneurs.
Hunger Prevention Project
Funded in part by San Diego Gas and Electric
This 10-week leadership development series educates students about food insecurity, trains them as hunger advocates, provides leadership trainings, and empowers them to implement service projects.
Great Outdoor Adventure Leadership Series
A recognized leading model in experiential education, aims to teach essential life skills through outdoor adventure and team building activities. Comprehensive development workshops focus on service learning, leadership training and student transitions.
Music Production Academy
A 14-week, semester long, music production program introducing middle and high school students to the technical fundamentals of recording and editing digital audio while exploring the concepts of songwriting and arrangement.
Teen Adventure Challenge
The Teen Adventure Challenge is an annual youth adventure and team building race that brings communities across Southern California together to inspire young people to step out of their comfort zones and explore new opportunities in the outdoors. Learn more at teenadventurechallenge.com.
Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow
An initiative of the California Community Foundation
This project cultivates leadership and life skills such as confidence, self-reliance, resourcefulness and creativity to help students at South LA area high schools to succeed in their personal, academic and professional lives. Program concluded in Spring 2017.