BY LISA BECZKIEWICZ

This winter, Women in Action launched a new ski/snowboard camp scholar-
ship program awarding 30 scholarships to Big Sky youth. This program is one of
several that WIA offers that provides access to positive youth development skill
building activities. These opportunities build protective factors, including positive peer and adult relationships, increased pro-social involvement and rewards in
community and school.
“The scholarship program positively impacted not only my son, but my whole
family,” said a local parent. “Skiwees was wonderful and we never would have
been able to afford to put him in ski camp without the scholarship. It gave my son
another much needed outdoor recreation activity to get some physical fi tness.”
The winter camp scholarship program was made possible through the support
and cooperation of Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin, and Yellowstone Club Community Foundation.
Women in Action’s Summer Camp Angel fundraising has begun and needs community support to continue providing scholarships for Big Sky youth. This is
a critical time of need with the downturn in the economy and the high cost of
living. Our children should be encouraged and given the opportunity to participate
in positive youth development activities that feed their hearts and souls,
and help mold them in their primary developmental years. For more information
about Summer Camp Angel visit the Angel at the Big Sky post
office.

wiabigsky.org
Lisa Beczkiewicz is Executive Director of Women in Action.