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Bridges to BOW

Through Bridges to BOW, young women from diverse, under-represented, BIPOC, and/or other underserved communities learn about, register for, and attend a BOW Program

AWF’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program has proven to be a successful way to introduce the outdoors and all its wonders to the women of Arizona. However, while BOW is a great learning opportunity, many young women from diverse communities in Arizona don’t even know that the program exists. For some who may have heard of BOW, the opportunity can seem out of reach. Registration fees, lack of experience, or the hesitancy to try something new can all serve as barriers to young women wanting to gain experience in the outdoors. Bridges to BOW exists to break these barriers and serve as a bridge to Becoming an Outdoors-Woman.

"Attending Bridges to B.O.W was the jump start I needed to really have confidence and begin enjoying the outdoors. During my first B2B experience, I took classes on backpacking, gun safety, and wild skills. Watching the instructors and asking questions in a safe non-judgmental environment was exactly what I needed."

- Candace Banks, B2B Participant

Read more about Candace's experience in our blog: Bridges to BOW and the Making of an Outdoors Woman

Applications for our 2024 Bridges to BOW Programs are now open.

Apply NOW for our 2024 B2B Programs: Application Form

WHEN: April 26-28 and September 6-8, 2024 


WHO:  Women ages 21 & up — (Culturally and racially diverse women, and others often underrepresented in the outdoors are encouraged to apply)

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  We are now taking applications year round for B2B. We begin selecting participants about 3 months out from BOW weekends. Participants will be selected on a first come first served basis following our application process — so apply early! 

Scroll through the testimonials below to see our impact

We are grateful for the individuals and organizations who support B2B! 

Bridges to BOW is made possible in part by:

Through AZSFWC's L. Gary Stinson Grant Fund.

The Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation

And by...

A generous donation from the Allen-Heath Memorial Foundation,

And by...

generous donors like YOU!

You can support B2B with a donation here.

Did you know that by purchasing this license plate, you can help Arizona's wildlife, habitat, and outdoor programs like Bridges to BOW?  When you purchase this license plate through Service Arizona, $17 of the $25 fee goes to AZSFWC's L. Gary Stinson Grant Fund to support wildlife related projects. To find out more, click here or on the license plate above.

Arizona Wildlife Federation

PO Box 1182,  Mesa, AZ 85211
(480) 702-1365

The Arizona Wildlife Federation is a Registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.

EIN# 86-0076994

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