Episode 95: Engaging Minority Youth in Climbing with Ryan Gagnon and Valerie McDonough

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Ryan Gagnon is rare blend of data driven research and infectious enthusiasm, particularly when discussing his programs built to introduce and engage minority youth in climbing. I attended a talk that Ryan gave at the CWA Summit, and afterward sat down with him to talk. Because I know very little about the challenges that a gym might face in implementing these programs, I pulled in my friend Valerie McDonough, who manages Rockquest Climbing Center in Cincinnati. 

You can email Ryan at ryan@usaclimbing.org or ryangagno@clemson.edu