Helping At-Risk Youth Achieve Success
Take a Hike is a full-time alternative education program that promotes mental health and engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement. Take a Hike empowers at-risk youth with the tools to forge their own path and achieve success in school and in their lives.
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 such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental abuse, criminal activity, low self-esteem, depression, and/or trauma.
The goals of the Take a Hike alternative education program are to minimize barriers to learning, address personal issues, and help students achieve a greater level of social and academic success.
Often our students lack positive adult role models outside the Take a Hike classroom. In 2011, a mentorship program was established, matching grade 12 and alumni Take a Hike students with dynamic, passionate leaders who share their interests and can support them in setting and working towards their educational and professional goals.
Take a Hike is grateful for the 100+ volunteers that make our programs and events possible each year. They include: community engagement committee members, directors, knowledge philanthropists, tutors, event planners, mentors, outdoor volunteers and more.
Through generous donations, the Take a Hike Foundation has established scholarships for graduates of the Take a Hike Program in pursuit of post-secondary education. Recipients will have demonstrated leadership skills, shown personal growth both inside and outside the classroom, and have an interest and keen desire to pursue a particular program.
Since 2008, over $125,000 in scholar¬ship funds have been distributed.
80% GRADUATION RATE
3 DISTRICTS ACROSS BC
100% PRIVATELY FUNDED
450+ STUDENTS & ALUMNI
Bringing You On The Ride
We want everyone on the ride with us. In order to do this, we thought it would be amazing to raise a certain $ value per km. This not only makes it more tangible for our supporters, but it brings all of you along with us.
Our goal is to raise $23 per kilometer. The more money we are able to raise for this amazing cause, the more fuel for our fire to push on. In essence shortening the divide in our own minds and making it seem more and more achievable every day.
Donations will be going directly to Take A Hike Foundation through their portal. Any donation over $23 gets you a tax refund. It's a win win. Donate $230, we'll do 10km of tax free pedal strokes for you.
We can't thank you enough for all of your support.