How you can help youth in need this winter
Through its 6th annual Moonlight Snowshoe event, The Take a Hike Foundation is trying to raise $40,000 to fully fund two multi-day expeditions for 40 at-risk Vancouver youth in May 2012. This money will also provide adventure-based learning to the same youth through the Take a Hike program.
In addition to a $20 registration fee, each registered participant commits to raise over $150 by collecting pledges. You can register here. (Note: You don't have to live in Vancouver to donate!)
On February 23, 2012 at Mount Seymour, nearby participants will meet for an intimate hike through snow-capped trees and stop in the woods for dessert. They'll also have the ooportunity to meet some of the youth they're helping.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Seymour
Presented by: Mount Seymour, the Young Foundation, and 100.5 The Peak
Website: Take a Hike Foundation
Twitter: @takeahikefdn, event hashtag is #TAHsnow
What is Take a Hike?
Not every student fits into the mainstream school system. Students in the Take a Hike program often struggle with issues that have inhibited their success in the mainstream school system, such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental abuse, criminal activity, low self-esteem, depression, and/or trauma.
Take a Hike is an alternative education program that engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, counseling, and community involvement. Take a Hike guides and empowers these youth to blaze a trail, a positive path with positive outcomes. With Take a Hike's guidance, every youth will have an opportunity to blaze their own trail—one that is right for them, that empowers them, that gives them survival skills for life.
About the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
The Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation was established in 2000 to support the Take a Hike program. In partnership with the Vancouver School Board, the Foundation provides the resources and funding for programs operations, therapists and outdoor activities. The Foundation has raised over $2.5 million in support of Vancouver's at-risk youth.