Explore Austin empowers youth to reach their full potential through mentoring, leadership, and outdoor adventure.
of our youth appreciate nature
and being outdoors
believe they can make a positive
impact on their community
believe their Mentors believe in them
1,300 hours per child per mentor
Explorers begin in the sixth grade and our volunteer Mentors stay with them through high school graduation and beyond into their adult lives. Explore Austin makes a six-year commitment to each child accepted into the program.
Be an Explorer
Join a team of 15 kids and 5 adult Mentors and learn fun outdoor skills while developing in leadership!
Become a Mentor
Make a difference in the lives of Austin youth through activities such as camping, hiking, and outdoor exploration.