Breaking World Records at 10 To Empower Youth

By: Angel More

Poverty , Activist

 
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Campaign: Climbing For Kids
Dates: November 1st - January 31st, 2015
Goal: $100,000 - To empower youth in poverty
 
UPDATE: 1/7/15 - On the night of 22nd December, Angels Dad (Hemant) needed a medical emergency helicopter rescue. The winds were unusually high this climbing season and temperatures unusually cold, his rescue being the 10th this year. After 27 hours of wating for resuce a window opened up for the helicopter to safely land and perform the evacuation. While climbing, enroute from Casa de Piedras to Plaza Argentina (4200 meters elevation), the strong winds may have contributed to an infection or HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema), causing a severe headache, nausea, cough and weakness. Angel did very well on the climb but had to turn back to be with her dad, who is recovering rapidly. We are still raising funds to reach our goal to help empower children, thank you so much for your support!
 
My name is Angel More and I am climbing Mount Aconcagua in Argentina in December 2014. I hope to not only become the youngest girl to make it to the peak but raise $100K in the process! It takes 19 days to reach the 22,840 feet peak, and only 30% of climbers who attempt this climb are successful.I have already climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro(19,500) and am the youngest girl to do so. 
 
I want to inspire other kids to reach their dreams by raising $100,000 for youth programs. Please help me reach my goal and empower kids all over the world!

You can help by funding specific needs:

  • $25 can provide one year of social and financial literacy training for one child
  • $66 can fund one year of leadership training for one teenager
  • $153 can educate one teen leader in how to teach critical health care issues so that she can train 50 other youth on how to stay safe and healthy 
  • $382 can provides one annual scholarship for youth to continue their secondary and higher education studies
  • $685 can provide job training, placement and follow-up for one youth

Or you can sponsor a child with Children International. That costs just $28 per month to provide real and lasting change to a child in need.

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The truth is, all humans are equal, just because we are human. But, just 20% of the global population keeps 75% of all money made annually. According to World Bank, "There is a widening gap between rich and poor, which means that access to good schools, healthcare, electricity, safe water (sanitation) and other critical services remains elusive for many people who live in developing economies."

Gender places extreme limits on the opportunities available for females. Women and girls don't get to share the experience of equality simply because they are human. Globally, though 66% of the world's work is preformed by women, they earn only 10% of the world's income. As a consequence women living in poverty make up 70% of the world's one billion poorest people. The United Nations has delared one of its pestigious Milineum Development Goals to: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women. 

Everyone should have the same opportunities to follow their aspirations and to have big dreams for the future. 

When I visited Children International in Guatemala, it changed my life. I saw kids who barely had money for food and clothes, who didn’t have safe places to play or hang out with their friends. As you can imagine, it would be hard to be inspired to think that you can achieve any goal if you lacked all of those things.

But the kids that Children International serves are similar to me. They have big dreams, and they work hard to achieve them. We’re not really that much different from each other at all. It’s just that I have more resources than them. So if we can work together and help them get the resources they need, then we can all be equal, and we can all get a chance

In 2012 at the age of 10, I set the world record of becoming the youngest girl to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro standing at 19,500 feet. Since then I have participated in many athletic events such as fifty mile cycling tours, hiking the Grand Canyon, Mt. Whitney and Mt. Dana as well as setting three more world records in swimming tours of the San Francisco Bay.

All of this has been preparing me for climbing Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. In December 2014 I hope to become the youngest girl to make it to the peak! It takes 19 days to reach the 22,840ft peak and only 30% of all climbers who attempt this journey are successful. By doing this I hope to raise $100,000 for Children International's Programs and help give children greater opportunities to succeed.

 

 

 

The general public can help support this project the following ways:

PRIORITY #1: Harness Social Media

Please show your support for the Bay Area Chapter of Children International and check back regularly for more information about my upcoming endeavors!


PRIORITY #2: Break World Records Of Your Own

Are you passionate about something you could create an event for to raise money for youth and give them the opportunity for a better life?


PRIORITY #3: Gender Equality

Get the facts, help spread the word.


Team Members

  • Angel More

    Activist

    At the age of ten Angel became the youngest girl to climb Mt Kilimanjaro which stands at 19,340 ft. Angel is resident of the San Francisco Bay Area and in 2014 at the age of 11 earned three more world record titles in the sport of endurance swimming. Since her swimming debut, she has covered a distance equivalent to traveling to Alcatraz and back (1.5 mi) nine times! Angel has also completed multiple cycling tours greater than fifty miles in length. After visiting Children International's programs in Guatemala she experienced firsthand the lives of children just like her, but living in poverty. Inspired to gift them access to resources that will help them succeed in chasing their dreams, Angel has set her sights on climbing Mount Aconcagua in Argentina in December 2014 with the hopes of not only breaking another world record but garnering the support of her peers to raise $100,000 for Children International.

Impact

Pushing The Limits

September 2014

  • Alcatraz Swim with the Centurions 1.25 miles
  • Rim to Rim Grand Canyon South Rim to North Rim
  • Mt Dana More information soon!
  • Mt Whitney More information soon!

August 2014

  • Santa Cruz Rough Water Mile 1st Place, 11-12 years old
  • Tour de Peninsula 56 mile bike ride
  • Bridge to Bridge Swim from Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge **WWS Record! Youngest Girl, 6 miles**
  • Holstein 100 Challenge 100 Kilometers/65 miles
  • Swim a Mile, Run a Mile
  • Lake Tahoe Mile Sharkfest
  • Water World Swim Monthly Alcatraz

July 2014

  • Swim around the Rock Swim to Alcatraz, around Alcatraz, and back. **WWS Record! Youngest Person, 3.5 miles**

June 2014

  • Touch ’n Go Touch Alcatraz and swim back to San Francisco Aquatic Park. **WWS Record! Youngest Person, 2.5 miles**

May 2014

  • Water World Swim Monthly Alcatraz
  • Orca Alcatraz Challenge 1st place, 13 and under

June 2013

  • Tour de Cure 56 mile bike ride

October 2012

  • Mt Kilimanjaro 10 years old **WWS Record! Youngest Girl**

September 2012

  • Mt Whitney 9 years old

Angel in the News

12-year-old Girl Attempting to Summit Mount Aconcagua for a Great Cause, By Erika Jessop, Examiner, November 7th, 2014

Angel More is a very determined 12-year-old who hopes to become the youngest girl to reach the top of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina in December of 2014. Her drive to accomplish this physical feat is to raise money for Children International’s youth programs that help other kids reach their dreams. Her goal is to raise $100,000 for these children. Read More

San Carlos native Angel More, 12, hopes to become the youngest girl to make it to the top of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina this December while raising $100,000 for Children International’s youth programs. After visiting Children International programs in Guatemala, Angel was inspired by the youth that she met there, and she is determined to help them get the resources they need to achieve their dreams. Read More

Another Day in Cycling Paradise, By Paul Skilbeck, Examiner, August 7th, 2014

The Crystal Springs Regional Trail, located in the Santa Cruz mountain range is one of the jewels in the crown for cyclists among the four San Mateo County Parks visited by theTour De Peninsula, Presented by Whole Foods Market. Sunday, August 3rd, 1350 family-oriented cyclists rode to celebrate and support these parks in the 24th annual running of this event. . . One of the most impressive stories is that of 11 year-old Angel More. Read More 

About Children's International

Journey To The Stars

The Examiner, Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Journey To The Stars:

Climbing Mount Aconcagua - December 2014

Angel's Blog

UPDATE ON ACONCAGUA PERMIT 

Hi, I have been working on getting all the paperwork for Mt Aconcagua done. Since I am underage I need to go court and convince the Argentina Government to let me go up the mountain. They need authorization from my parents, to let me go up Mt Mt Aconcagua with notarization. A resume with all of the events I have swam(in the ocean), the events I have biked and mountains I have hiked. As well, I need my passport copies and the all the copies of the articles I am in. 

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