GRIT&ROCK is a new charity which aims to help teenage girls aged 13 to 15 from deprived, inner city backgrounds develop greater grit, determination and self-confidence through a year-long mountaineering training programme.
In October 2016 GRIT&ROCK has launched three pilot projects in Blackpool, Middlesbrough and London’s Tower Hamlets. In its inaugural year some 60 teenage girls will benefit from a programme that features weekly supervised indoor climbing sessions leading to NICAS certification, two outdoors scrambling courses in the UK and an alpine skills initiation course during the June half-term. Girls will also receive mentorship from women with inspirational stories, including charity’s patron Hazel Findlay.
GRIT&ROCK will use mental toughness scoring to assess effectiveness of its pilot programmes. Based on evidence of programmes administered by the National Outdoors Leadership School and Outward Bound, GRIT&ROCK expects the girls to benefit significantly from the programme, with many developing a love for the outdoors that will create healthy habits and have a positive influence on their lives.
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