The purpose of Elevate is to facilitate positive personal growth through participation in the sport of climbing.
Elevate is a non-profit organization that strives to create and support climbing opportunities for those who have not been traditionally able to take advantage of such activities. Our programs give participants the opportunity to experience the thrills of rock climbing, as well as the physical, mental and emotional benefits which they can apply in all areas of their lives.
Elevate was founded on the belief that all people should have access to life changing opportunities. We believe that the lessons and habits taught through climbing-goal setting, problem solving, and perseverance-are relevant to all areas of life. Our work is anchored in the belief that the acquisition of these widely applicable skills contribute to a positive self image, confidence in the face of challenge, and healthy mental and physical habits. In addition, rock climbing promotes determination and self confidence, increases concentration, improves decision making skills, promotes stress relief, develops motor skills and spatial awareness, as well as instills a sense of achievement. Check out the research here.