Sponsorship/Grant Criteria
Jason William Hunt Foundation
Supporting Youth With Needs Through Outdoor Experiential Education

Youth Recipient:
1. Accepted for admissions by a recognized therapeutic wilderness expedition treatment program 
2. Parent believes there is potential for benefit from program.
3. Viewed at risk by parents, court, social services, and/or school.
4. Financial need.
5. Between 12 -17 years of age.

Young Adult:
1. Accepted for admissions by a recognized therapeutic wilderness expedition treatment program 
2. applicant believes there is potential for benefit from program.
3. Viewed at risk by parents, court, social services, and/or individual
4. Financial need.
5. Between 18-25 years of age.
Note: A separate fund designated specifically to benefit young adults will provide the financial aid. Donors wishing to support this fund should declare their intention at time of donation..


Therapeutic Wilderness Expedition Program (TWE): (click for list)
1. Member of a national outdoor association 
                 ex. OBHC, NATSAP, AEE,.
2. Currently accredited or working towards.
3. Provides a wilderness expedition experience: 20 or more days of continuous overnight expedition
4. Course may include biking, canoe/kayak/swim skills, climbing and group challenging activities. 
5. Active association support.
6. USA based / USA sites.
7. Program offers follow-up help as needed.

Academic / Leadership Training Institutions (ALT):
1. Member of a national outdoor association ex. OBHC, NATSAP, AEE
2. Provides hands-on outdoor leadership training.
3. Provides equipment for training purposes.
4. Active association support.
5. Academic programs include broad range curriculum.

Funding:
1. TWE financial aid is based on available dollars.
2. ALT Grant covers program necessities for actual outdoor activities experiences.
  Note: The limiting of funds per award allows for local or personal ownership. The Foundation is not into mentoring. While we will support a program, there needs to be an ownership commitment by the recipient and the parent to value the program. 

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This page was last updated: June 21, 2017
Application Process          
    1) Read details below. If child and program match up then
    2) Select & Apply to a qualified therapeutic wilderness expedition treatment program (see section below)
    3) Email John@jwhf.org requesting help. 
            a. must be in the admission process to apply
            b. may have just started or being extended
            c. name of child
            d. short explanation of situation (including income level)
            e. home city/state
            f. name of program
            g.expected start date
            h.name of person handling admission process at program
        NOTE: Your email is your application.  
                    Currently do not support boarding/transitional/residential programs
The decision a parent makes to send a child away to a treatment program can be deeply emotional and even traumatic for the parents as well as the child. There is a sense of parental failure, of "giving up" parental responsibility or parental control. Questions without answers abound. Words fail to fully convey the reasoning, the need for such drastic measures in face of what is, for some, the last option. Vicki Watkins, a good friend, has written a poem about her life and the necessity for that type of dramatic separation. She wrote it at age 30 during a period of hospitalization and treatment as she fought to regain control of her own life that was spinning rapidly out of control. Loving Me