Glacier Peak Institute

A nonprofit organization

$1,100 raised by 8 donors

100% complete

$200 Goal


Glacier Peak Institute (GPI) Empowering youth through action based education to build resilient rural communities and ecosystems encompassing the Glacier Peak region.

GPI bridges the gap between classroom lessons and real world applications. Our interactive programs combine STrEaMs curriculum with learner led research and problem solving in the outdoors to advance youth wellbeing and build reciprocal relationships between youth, communities, and ecosystems in Snohomish and Skagit Counties.


Our innovative STrEaMs (Science, Technology, recreation, Engineering, art, Mathematics, skill-building) programs build youth's knowledge via recreation, natural resources, and research interpreted and expressed through the creative lens of art and the real-world skills building in the outdoors.
These programs include providing action-based learning opportunities in the outdoors to public school students aligned with NEXT Generation Science Standards, and an in-school Horticultural & Greenhouse program that allows students to use an on-site greenhouse and garden as a living laboratory and learn about sustainable food systems. We also provide STrEaMs education through activities such as white water rafting, backpacking, climbing, plant an animal identification workshops, canoeing, and mountain biking trips in our afterschool and summer programs which are available to underprivileged youth in Snohomish and Skagit Counties. Our partners and community stakeholders include underprivileged youth, community members, tribes, institutions of higher education, businesses, government agencies, and other nonprofits who work with other underprivileged youth and marginalized groups.


Even in times of economic crisis, there is a deep reserve of generosity and kindness that can be given in a variety of ways to make a difference--your time, your skills, and your voice to bring awareness to our work and mission within your network are all things you can give in addition to charitable donations. Thank you again for supporting outdoor access and STrEaMS educational opportunities for rural youth and communities in need during this season of challenge. Your support makes all the difference for the communities we serve!

Organization Data


Organization name

Glacier Peak Institute

Tax id (EIN)



Youth Development


1405 Emens Avenue N
Darrington, WA 98241

Service areas


Snohomish County, WA, US

Skagit County, WA, US

King County, WA, US




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