|SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On October 12 and 13 local leaders, celebrities, and adventure enthusiasts will rappel from San Francisco’s largest hotel – the Hilton San Francisco Union Square – to raise scholarship funds that will support youth participation in San Francisco-based Outward Bound California’s (OBCA) programs
Last year’s City Skyline Challenge raised $270,000 for scholarships to fund underrepresented and low-income students’ participation in OBCA’s life-changing outdoor leadership and character development programs, where they unlock their perseverance, courage and teamwork skills in the face of profound challenge. The organizers hope to raise more this year, as they aim to further expand partnerships and access for local youth.
What: Outward Bound California’s City Skyline Challenge 2018
When: October 12 & 13, 2018
Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
About Outward Bound California and the 2018 City Skyline Challenge
Outward Bound California’s City Skyline Challenge raises essential scholarship funds for low-income students to experience Outward Bound California’s life-changing leadership education programs.
This unique event empowers participants to help change the lives of students by challenging themselves, discovering firsthand what Outward Bound students discover everyday on-course — that they are capable of achieving more than they thought possible.
Outward Bound California is a nonprofit educational organization and expedition school offering educational programs that challenge students to develop leadership, character, and a desire to serve in their schools, communities and showcase their inner strength in their careers. Outward Bound California is deeply committed to opening up access for low-income students and facilitating effective community partnerships, which is why:
- Two in three Outward Bound California students receive scholarships to participate in their programs.
- Outward Bound California provides nearly 12,000 days of outdoor leadership education to students across the Bay Area and California annually.
- Outward Bound California students consistently demonstrate strong growth in measurable outcomes areas of leadership, character, environmental stewardship, and the development of an ethic of service.
- More than 14,000 students have taken part in Outward Bound California programs in partnership with public schools and student-serving nonprofits, including: San Francisco International High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Visitacion Valley Middle School; Leadership Public Schools, Urban Promise Academy and Bret Harte Middle School; Richmond’s Yes Nature to Neighborhoods, Friends of the Urban Forest, Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters of LA, Summer Search, Larkin Street Youth Services, and dozens upon dozens of others.
Learn more at www.outwardboundcalifornia.org.
About Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square is uniquely positioned at the center of San Francisco’s three most distinctive neighborhoods, namely Union Square, SOMA and The Tenderloin. Each of these culturally, unique-to-San Francisco destinations features the city’s most popular attractions, including theaters, shopping, restaurants, cable cars, jazz clubs, museums, and speakeasies.
While the city outside of the hotel’s front door has a great buzz, the interior of the property is also alive with the same high-energy pulse that brings San Francisco to life for visitors from all over the world.
From the time of arrival, guests feel the excitement of what native San Franciscans call, reverently, “The City.” Home to convention goers, families, tourists and the travel trade, the Hilton campus also includes a variety of restaurants and lounges as well as the neighboring Parc 55 Hilton for a total of almost 3,000 guest rooms and eight food and beverage outlets in a two-block complex.