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


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