Explore Austin uses mentoring and outdoor adventure to empower youth from low-income communities to reach their full potential.
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.
Faces of Explore Austin
Find out what Explore Austin is like by reading stories of past and present Explorers and Mentors!
Become a Mentor
Make a difference in the lives of Austin youth through activities such as camping, hiking, and outdoor exploration.