Migrant Youth Summer Programs
Vamos Outdoors Project partners with the Bellingham School District, Mount Vernon School District, and Burlington Edison School District to provide educational opportunities that recognize the lived experiences of Latinx and Multilingual participants. Vamos runs a summer school program for migrant youth, providing educational instruction combined with outdoor experiences from partner organizations. Students engage with topics including indigeneity, connection to the land, representation, and racism, through the subjects of art, literature, social studies, math, and science. Students are given an educational platform where their own lives are centered in the educational content. Students have the opportunity to ride bikes, explore Whatcom Falls Park and Galbraith Mountain on foot and on bike, and learn local ecology. This program empowers young people to share their lives and knowledge through representational mentorship in formal and informal educational settings. Everyone’s lived experience should be recognized in schools.
Gear Up- Burlington Edison School District
Vamos Outdoors Project partners with the Gear-Up Program at Burlington Edison School District to offer outdoor activities, academic support, and safe social time for 6th-9th graders. Students enjoy activities such as mountain biking, frisbee golf, salmon education, games, and leadership activities. Thanks to Burlington-Edison School District, the Gear-Up Program, and Skagit County Parks for supporting this activity.