Big Sky Youth Empowerment is a great local organization that provides creative programs targeting high school-aged, at-risk youth. Our own Missy O'Malley is one of the volunteer mentors! According to BYEP they provide:

* 9 Winter (Snowboarding and Skiing) and 9 Summer (Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, and Ropes Course) Programs
* The programs are 100% scholarship based
* 6 teenagers are paired with 3 trained/volunteer mentors for a 14 week-long program
* One day during the weekend the group participates in an outdoor activity, one day during the week the group participates in a character education

TODAY there is a great opportunity to support BYEP.  All you do is go out to eat at McKenzie River Pizza and they will donate 20% of your bill to this wonderful organization!