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The Ultimate Climb for Value Schools

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Based on 2,660 Miles, each worth $32.34

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Dear Friends,

When I was 16, I went on a twelve-day backpacking trip with my father in the Golden Trout Wilderness. We covered a small stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail—my first exposure to it—and I thought to myself how cool it would be to hike the entire thing.

Tom Levee has spent a lifetime hoping to take the journey across the Pacific Crest Trail. Join him in his support of Everest Value!

Life went on: I went to college, got sucked into corporate America, got married, and raised children. I didn’t backpack for over thirty years, but we did camp and hike on occasion. On some of those trips we would see PCT hikers and it reminded me of my early fascination. I resolved I would join them some day. That dream came to fruition on 2/8/21 when I separated from Disney and received my permit to hike the 2,650 miles of the PCT from Mexico to Canada. I will launch from Campo (Mexico-USA border) on 3/30 and end at Manning Park, British Columbia (Canada-USA border). I estimate it’ll take me about six months from start to finish and I’m wholeheartedly committed to succeeding.

You likely know I’ve been serving on the Board of the Value Schools Charter Schools for the past nine years—as it happens, we are in the process of building a K-8 that’ll be named Everest Value School. I’m inspired by the synergy between my adventure and Value School’s vision to expand and have decided to dedicate my hike—my personal Everest—to the building of Everest Value School. I hope you’ll support both of these audacious but worthwhile endeavors by following me and commenting on my periodic Instagram posts at tomlev33, and by committing some level of support to Everest!

Thanks in advance for your support!

- Tom

As Tom pursues his dream, he will share it with students from Value Schools. Using tracking systems and interactive maps, students will follow Tom’s progress while learning skills in geography, navigation, history, preparation, focus, and determination.

You can support Tom and the students he’s helped so much over his years of service to Value Schools. Your donations will go to support the WE CLIMB campaign to build a new state-of-the-art campus for Everest Value School.

Consider these levels of support:

  • $0.01 per mile x 2,650 miles = $26
  • $0.05 per mile x 2,650 miles = $132
  • $0.10 per mile x 2,650 miles = $265
  • $1.00 per mile x 2,650 miles = $2,650
  • $10.00 per mile x 2,650 miles = $26,500
  • $100 per mile x 2,650 miles = $265,000

View his progress on this interactive map.

Follow Tom on Instagram on his 2,650 mile trek in support of Value Schools starting in April, 2021.


3/30CA Section A - 109.5 miles109.50$3,541
4/8CA Section B - 100 miles100$3,234
4/14CA Section C - 132.5 miles132.50$4,285
4/23CA Section D - 112.5 miles112.50$3,638
5/1CA Section E - 112 miles112$3,622
5/8CA Section F - 85.5 miles85.50$2,765
5/14CA Section G - 115 miles115$3,719
5/22CA Section H - 175.5 miles175.50$5,676
6/2CA Section I - 74.4 miles74.40$2,406
6/7CA Section J - 75.4 miles75.40$2,438
6/12CA Section K - 64.8 miles64.80$2,096
6/17CA Section L - 38.3 miles38.30$1,239
6/19CA Section M - 89 miles89$2,878
6/25CA Section N - 132.2 miles132.20$4,275
7/4CA Section O - 82.2 miles82.20$2,658
7/9CA Section P - 98.5 miles98.50$3,186
7/16CA Section Q - 56.2 miles56.20$1,818
7/20CA Section R - 63 miles63$2,037
7/24OR Section B - 54.5 miles54.50$1,763
7/28OR Section C - 74.4 miles74.40$2,406
8/2OR Section D - 60.1 miles60.10$1,944
8/6OR Section E - 75.9 miles75.90$2,455
8/11OR Section F - 107.9 miles107.90$3,490
8/18OR Section G - 55.2 miles55.20$1,785
8/21WA Section H - 148 miles148$4,786
8/31WA Section I - 98.3 miles98.30$3,179
9/7WA Section J - 70.9 miles70.90$2,293
9/12WA Section K - 127 miles127$4,107
9/20WA Section L - 71.3 miles71.30$2,306

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Levee is fundraising for scholarships for Value Schools' graduating seniors and 529 education investment accounts for kindergarteners.

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