Ascend: Leadership Through Athletics
Delete media item?
Delete this item from the media gallery? It will also be deleted from any related story update.
Set as ?
The campaign video will appear in social media and email.
The campaign cover picture will appear in social media and email.
The will appear at the top of your campaign page and in social media and email.
It will be removed from the top of your campaign and won't be used as default in social media and email. The will remain in the media gallery.
Delete this story update?
Any pictures or videos will remain in the campaign's media gallery.
Ascend develops young women’s self-confidence and skills through the sport of mountain climbing in post-conflict countries in order to promote youth leadership and civic-mindedness.
What we aim to solve
Afghanistan is among the most difficult places in the world to be a woman. Girls are are devalued and they lack equal opportunity for health, education, and economic empowerment. Ascend develops girls into leaders using a holistic, athletics-based curriculum and emphasizing outdoor adventure.
What we do
We empower young Afghan women to become change makers in their communities by combining intensive physical training, challenging mountain climbing expeditions, and extensive character and leadership development.
How we are funded
We are funded primarily through private individual donations. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the U.S., and a registered charity in Norway and Afghanistan. Platinum level Guidestar certified. See our financial details public tax filings on our website.
Organization activityNothing to show yet.
Walk with Ascend! Help us raise funds to support our alumnae around the world and support girls in a new country through our mountaineering-based leadership program.
Finished January 27, 2023
We are raising money to support the 20 people from Ascend Athletics that Ireland has given visas. The funds will go towards supporting their first two years - flights, housing, clothes, education and other essentials.
Finished February 20, 2023
Ascend is asking for support for resettlement costs for the people that we have evacuated as well as support for future programming in Afghanistan as well as the locations where our team has ended up.
Finished January 27, 2023
Help raise money to settle Ascend's Afghan team members in New Zealand
89 Weeks running
Profile privacy settings
Stats and activity can only be shown when the profile is public.
It might take up to 3 minutes until changes appear for visitors.