© 2019 by Ascend,

a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in the United States.

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A Message to Ascend's Friends


As we approach Christmas time and the end of 2019, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of our friends. Together this year, we have achieved so much. I'm incredibly proud that we trained Afghanistan's first ever female climbing instructors, opened a new field office in Panjshir province, and celebrated our 5th birthday! These milestones have only been possible through the efforts of our loyal and devoted base of donors and volunteers. 

I am often asked what kind of help we need. Here are three things you can do:


Host an event: The award winning film - Ascending Afghanistan: Women Rising - about our work has won ten U.S. and international prizes at last count. You can host a film event in a theatre, a group venue, or even hold a “salon event” in your home. 


Spread the word: Share our story with your networks. Help us tell the world what these remarkable girls are achieving, via friends, family and social media.


Financial Support


Because of our network of dedicated volunteers, our overhead is extraordinarily low. We’re doubling the size of our team next year as we see our graduates create powerful impact in their communities. I know we’re changing lives. We are honored to have you with us.


With Gratitude,


Marina LeGree

Founder & Executive Director


P.S. Don’t know what to get Uncle Bob and Aunt Mabel and their little rugrats for Christmas this year? We’ve got some great Ascend swag on the website - cool hoodies and super comfortable shirts for all, to include youth sizes. Check it out. https://www.ascendathletics.org/shop

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