Check out the latest sponsorships with Polartec

Big City Mountaineers

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Big City Mountaineers (BCM), which serves youth in eight cities across the country, was founded in 1989 to instill critical life skills in underserved urban youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. BCM’s model is to partner with a vibrant network of youth-based agencies that work with under-resourced, racially diverse young people who often have no experience outside of their neighborhoods. BCM expeditions provide under-resourced youth with the tools and positive reinforcement needed to overcome obstacles and strive for a better future. BCM leverages the challenges inherent in wilderness adventure with a one:one mentoring model and time-tested curriculum designed to teach and empower youth. Since 2011, Polartec has supported BCM by helping the organization plan their youth expeditions. Together, we work to expose more young and diverse people to the outdoors, encouraging healthy living and conservation.

Open Style Lab & Paradox Sports

As the need for inclusive activities continues to grow, we are proud to partner with Open Style Lab, creators of functional yet stylish wearable solutions for people with disabilities, and Paradox Sports, an organization that enriches lives through adaptive climbing opportunities.

We have a long history of solving problems through the science of fabric and creating products that help people realize what’s possible in the world of sport. We see that same spirit in Paradox Sports and Open Style Lab, organizations which have gone out and solved problems the market hasn’t.

We want to continue to help them spread the word and offer actionable steps for both businesses and individuals alike to expand access to proper apparel and access to climbing.

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