I have attended Rippleffect for 5 short years but gained hundreds of years worth of experiences. I can’t put in words the natural beauty and peace of the sun peeking out from behind the clouds after 3 days of kayaking through the fog. The sense of accomplishment of landing at a campsite after paddling for 6 miles can’t be found in many other places. These experiences were astonishing to me, so imagine how it must feel for people who have never been out on the water. Rippleffect has a scholarship fund that is dedicated to getting all kids on the water. I am attempting to raise money for the program to give back for all of the adventures and fun I have had. I will show my support by rappelling off of the One City Center building in the Rappel for Ripple fundraiser. Rippleffect depends on donations and money raised at events like this one to continue its amazing programming.

Thank you all so much,


Thank you for visiting my Rappel For Rippleffect page! 

On May 19th, I will be taking the big step Over The Edge of One Canal Plaza and rappel 10 stories down.  I am taking on this personal adventure to help support the nonprofit youth organization, Rippleffect. I am 13 years old.

For over 19 years, Rippleffect has been a community-based organization that has provided experiential education and wilderness adventures for youth.  While many of their programs are based out of their Cow Island eco-home in Casco Bay, Rippleffect works youth organizations and schools in locations all over Maine.  In 2017, Rippleffect had over 3,000 young people involved in leadership programs, winter expeditions, after school programs, environmental education, sea kayak expeditions, and more!

The Rippleffect mission of promoting youth development and leadership through adventure, healthy communities and living sustainably, resonates deeply with me and I ask you to help support my efforts to positively impact the lives of Maine youth!

Proceeds from the pledges that I raise for Rappel For Rippleffect will go toward:

  • Providing more than $40,000 in scholarship opportunities for Maine youth annually
  • Supporting our community-based programs for schools and youth non-profits
  • Providing year-round programs that build confidence, develop critical leadership skills, strengthen relationships, and grow participant's appreciation for the outdoors through the exploration of Cow Island, the waters of Casco Bay, and the wilderness of New England

For more information on Rippleffect programs, you can visit: www.rippleffectmaine.org

I look forward to seeing you (from 10 stories up) on May 19th as I go Over The Edge for Rippleffect!