Big City Mountaineers, Serving Underprivileged Youth

Jason Hanold is a managing partner and the CEO of Hanold Associates LLC, based in Kenilworth, Illinois. In addition to identifying and assessing human resource officers across the United States, Jason Hanold is on the board of directors for Big City Mountaineers, an organization that serves underprivileged youth in the United States.

By mentoring urban youth and leading expeditions, Big City Mountaineers provides children with confidence and critical thinking skills. The organization partners with community youth organizations and adult volunteers who act as mentors for children across the United States. Big City Mountaineers teaches communication and decision-making skills to an estimated 1,000 youth annually.

Observed benefits of students involved in the program include an increased likeliness to stay in school, reduction in violence and drug use, and a boost in self-confidence. Home to dozens of volunteers annually, the organization helps to provide children with confidence that will last a lifetime.

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