Ascend is an entirely non-profit, philanthropic and student led retreat that develops the self-awareness, support network and leadership skills necessary to inspire change in the individual and their community.


The Ascend Network hosts a comprehensive retreat that invokes a deeper sense of self-awareness among students, uniting them as change agents with aspirations to better the world they live in.


Leadership: Creating a foundation with the tools, connections and experiences necessary to inspire change and continue to discover the leader within.


Empowerment: Belief in self and others, and validation of one’s identity.


Community: A thriving network of people, teeming with aspirations.


Equity: Acknowledgement and embracement of intersectionality and accessibility.


Challenge: Transcending comfort zones and reaching new heights.


Learning: Learner-centered and experiential pedagogy.


Authenticity: Keeping it real.