Grand Canyon Youth River Guide standing and scouting river rapid on the Colorado River

Underwater

Underwater By Angela L. Keith Photo by Angela Keith I am underwater. Two seconds ago, I was in a bright red paddle raft entering Fossil Rapid on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Now I’m underwater, hearing muffled current and crashing waves. I’m under the boat. Then I’m not. I’m back underwater, sucked down for…

Two Grand Canyon Youth alumni high fiver over a pile of brush Service project pandemic pickup

Staying Engaged During the Pandemic

Staying Engaged During the Pandemic By Jordan Robinson GCY expeditions are on pause, but we’re still working hard to connect with young people and our broader community. Like many of us, young people are experiencing the trauma of a global pandemic. It has changed their plans and the world they will inherit with disconcerting and…

Grand Canyon Youth Field staff director Jean-Philippe rowing a green hard shell kayak

Mental Health First Aid

Let’s Talk About It: Mental Health First Aid By Jean-Philippe Clark Jean-Philippe Clark is GCY’s Operations Director. He originally came to Grand Canyon Youth in 2007 as a youth himself. Inspired by the water, the people, and the experience he decided to simply never grow up. Now years later, he still finds his home sitting…

GCY Guides on Boat Smiling

Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward: The Alumni Scholarship Fund By Kate Aitchison Kate Aitchison is an artist whose work focuses on human interventions in the natural landscape and a river guide for Grand Canyon Youth and Canyon Expeditions/Explorations.She is a GCY alumni and a lover of beauty and wild places. She is one of the founders of…

2019 Annual Report Donors

Downstream 2020 Donors These generous donors helped us to purchase the GCY Headquarters in early 2020. Thank you! Lead Donors Susanne Durling GeoFamily Foundation Patrick & Susan Conley Arizona Raft Adventures The Foster Family – In Memory of Jane Foster Danny Giovale Donors Anonymous Donors Kara Attrep & Rob Wallace Mary Ellen Arndorfer & Sean…