Monday, August 1, 2011

Educate!’s 3rd Annual Hike for Africa: Joining Forces Across Continents is Aug. 27

Saturday, August 27, 2011
8:30 am (registration begins at 8:30 am, hike begins at 9:45 am)
at Green Mountain in Boulder

Educate!'s 3rd Annual Hike for Africa celebrates the powerful connection between Educate!'s U.S. supporters and its Ugandan students as participants in Boulder and Kampala, Uganda trek to the top of a peak, symbolizing the common goal of empowering the next generation of socially responsible leaders. The money raised will go directly to support education programs in Africa and empower Educate!’s 1,400 students in Uganda to transform their communities.

For those who are not up for the hike, feel free to join Educate! just for breakfast and live music. Socialize with fellow Colorado supporters, hear updates about Educate! students’ work in Uganda, and enjoy live music by Lost Angel Station. There will be coffee, snacks and refreshments, as well as face-painting and coloring for kids. Dogs welcome but must be leashed at all times. Educate! is going Green this year so please bring your water bottles.

WHERE: Flagstaff Mountain to Green Mountain and back. Family-friendly hike with a two-mile option or challenging four-mile option.

COST: $15 Pre-sale and $20 after August 1st. Free for kids 12 and under. Pre-registration necessary.


This event is sponsored by Vic’s Espresso, Lost Angel Station, Eldorado Water, Honest Tea


Educate! unlocks the potential of African youth to solve the greatest challenges facing their communities. Educate!'s model is exponential empowerment––investing long-term in youth so they can positively impact many others. Educate! provides a proven mix of a social entrepreneurship and leadership course, long term mentoring, and an alumni program that helps high school students start enterprises. Today, Educate! is working with 1,400 diverse youth across Uganda and developing a model that can be replicated across Africa.

Visit the Educate! website for more information about this and other events.