Last year we continued to grow and expand our programs to reach even more teens throughout Chicagoland. Recent accomplishments include:



We serve 500 teens a year

Our 1:2 adult-to-teen ratio enables us to connect one-on-one

86% of our kids grow in responsible behavior

89% of our kids see improvement in their teamwork skills

91% of our kids say our programs build self-confidence

Our participation rate has grown 30% every year

Despite our continued growth and success, we still serve only a fraction of the more than 200,000 at-risk teens in Chicago. Our limited resources prevent us from hiring more program leaders, purchasing more equipment, covering program fees and transportation costs, and ultimately, serving more kids.

Feedback from community partners and the kids we serve reminds us that our programs are not just outdoor activities, but life-changing experiences. All of our programs expose at-risk teens to a world that would otherwise be inaccessible. 

Our teens grow and discover their potential through personal experiences with Chicago Voyagers. Consider making a life-changing gift today. 

Have some more questions about donations?
Contact our Development Director, Pam.

Where your donation goes:


ADMINISTRATION: staff development and training, government fees, and salaries.

FUNDRAISING: Development Director salary, event costs, and credit card fees.

PROGRAMS: campsites, food, equipment, travel costs, maintenance, insurance, and program leader wages.

GRATEFUL FOR EVERY DONATION! We strive to ensure the majority of your gift goes directly to bringing unique outdoor adventures to our kids.