Team Larkin Street successfully rappelled 230 feet and raised over $28,000!

Team Larkin Street took a leap of faith in honor of the youth we serve and the leaps and bounds they take every day to get and stay off the streets. On March 20th, 2015 the brave team courageously participated in a free-hanging rappel off the 23-story Hyatt Regency in downtown San Francisco.

Check out the photos from City Skyline Challenge:

Team Larkin Street for City Skyline Challenge:

– Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director

– Jim Welsh, Chief of Programs

City Assessor Carmen Chu

Allison Wysocki,  J.P. Morgan & Larkin Street Board of Directors

John Martinez, Larkin Street Honorary Board Member

Alex Tourk,  Ground Floor Public Affairs

Lily Wang, Executive Assistant

Alex Howard, Youth Advisory Board Coordinator

Valerie Desumo, Larkin Street Client and IT Intern

Your contributions to the team fund scholarships for Larkin Street youth to participate in Outward Bound courses through our newly launched Learning Centers. These innovative Learning Centers provide a 6 month blended learning model that combines rigorous academic courses (GED tutoring, Sylvan Learning curriculum) with workforce development (employment preparation, internships, youth enterprise) all supported by (Outward Bound courses and mindfulness provided by UCSF).

Team member pages can be viewed by clicking the names listed above, or by going through the Team Larkin Street page.

“Although I am certainly scared at the thought of rappelling down a 23-story building, I know that my own fear is nothing compared to the fears homeless youth live with every day.”
– Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director

More about City Skyline Challenge
& Larkin Street’s Participation

On March 20th, 2015 Team Larkin Street joined other city leaders and brave souls in the City Skyline Challenge at the Hyatt Regency at 5 Embarcadero Center.


Through the City Skyline Challenge, Outward Bound California raised $274,892 to dramatically increase the number of low-income students they serve throughout California. The funds that Team Larkin Street raised will directly support scholarships for Larkin Street youth to participate in Outward Bound courses.