First Descents is excited to offer FDtributaries--community-based groups created to serve and support our alumni and prospective FD participants at a local, more accessible level; while also engaging the donors, supporters, volunteers, and staff that make our programs possible.

Our multi-day programs are the quintessential First Descents experience. The goal of FDtribs is to sustain that support throughout the year; to continually embody the culture and energy of FD. FDtribs will be the headwaters for continued passion and vitality for the FD experience and serve as an introduction to FD for those young adults who haven't yet attended a program.Our goal is for FDtribs to grow and strengthen our already amazing community.

FDtrib events will range from half-day workshops to multi-day adventures. Event specifics will be given as events are announced via email, Facebook and Twitter.

Here is the current lineup of cities where FDtrib happenings are taking place in 2013: Denver, Seattle, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, D.C. and Orlando.

More events and new locations to come in 2014

If you are interested in getting involved, leading your local FDtrib, or you have a great activity idea for a new or existing location, email Julie -

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