Outdoor Leadership Club

Outdoor Leadership Club works to build healthy youth leaders in 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The program offers separate activities for boys and girls each week. After-school activities are structured to encourage positive choices, build self-esteem, and learn life-skills through outdoor recreation and participation.




Rock Climbing




Team Sports

Cross-Country Skiing

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding


Community Service


OLC provides youth with the skills and education to help them make positive choices. Activities also provide an opportunity for participants to form relationships with adults and peers, as well as to develop and practice communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

OLC builds:

Youth earn points for participation during the school year, and those with the highest points earn participation in special activities including ski days. Monthly events include activities like rock climbing, snowboarding, and camping. Multiple-day excursions like the Utah climbing trip in June is a capstone adventure encompassing all the skills learned throughout the year.

Makali joined Full Circle in 2007. He has many years experience working with youth as a soccer coach,  para-pro at Lake County Middle School and as a Full Circle Mentor. 

He has a big family – with the whole Beck Clan spread from Alabama to Leadville. He served in the Alabama National Guard from 1999-2006, including 10 months in Tikrit, Iraq as a Communications Specialist.

Makali loves soccer, Tennessee Volunteer Football, fishing, skiing and generally living the Good Life in Leadville.

If you would like more information or have questions about OLC, please feel free to contact him at:

makali@fullcircleleadville.org OR (719) 486-2400 ex. 12

Jenny has worked in the field of outdoor education for 6 years with both Loyola University Maryland’s Outdoor Adventure Experience program and with the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS).

Jenny comes from Baltimore, MD originally. Her family is spread all over the US with her older sister in New York City, a sister and brother in different parts of Maryland, and her parents in Hendersonville, NC.

Jenny loves to hike, climb rocks & mountains, ski, practice yoga, and dance. She also really enjoys waking up early, listening to NPR, and drinking coffee.

If you would like more information or have questions about OLC, please feel free to contact her at:

jenny@fullcircleleadville.org OR (719) 486-2400 ex. 15