BOLD & GOLD National Expansion

The BOLD and GOLD program has been so successful in Seattle that the Y, along with some very generous donors such as REI, is funding a large scale national expansion!   Our program was chosen as the signature program for expansion because of our unique emphasis on multi-cultural leadership through wilderness experiences, and that our curriculum has been proven to work! The BOLD & GOLD program which started out of a single room in the little Cascade People’s Center in the South Lake Union Neighborhood of Seattle now exists in:

  • Bellingham, WA
  • Beverly, MA
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • Boise, ID
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Evanston, IL
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lawrence, MA
  • Los Alamos, NM
  • Medford, NJ
  • Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
  • New Haven, CT
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Saginaw, MI
  • San Francisco, CA

If you are interested in starting a BOLD & GOLD program at your YMCA branch contact Josh Epstein, YMCA BOLD & GOLD National Expansion Coordinator at