Foundation Overview

The Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation was established to support the Take a Hike program. In partnership with local school boards, the Foundation provides the resources and funding for program operations, therapists and outdoor activities. To date, the Foundation has raised over $3 million for at-risk youth.

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Our 12th Moonlight Snowshoe raised $57,320

Last week Take a Hike students, staff and supporters came together for a fantastic evening of food, entertainment, and community on Mount Seymour. Thanks to participants and sponsors new and old, the event was a sell-out success in raising support for at-risk youth.

Take a Hike's Moonlight Snowshoe

“For many of these kids the situation had gotten so bad that they were dropping out with no other plans. They just know they couldn’t stay where they were.” - Writer, Eric Jacobsen, shares his Moonlight Snowshoe experience with us!

Teck Trail Operations’ $5000 Sponsorship

Thank you to Teck Trail Operations for their contribution towards the Take a Hike Program for the 2016/17 school year in the West Kootenays, BC. 

Your support will help our students achive great success this year!

Fortis BC Donates $5000 in Support of Safety Training

Fortis BC is proud to sponsor the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation  - Adventure-Based Learning Safety and Education courses in the West Kootenays.

 

Enjoying a Family Vacation with Your Teen

Summers in BC offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities with friends and family. You may even be considering a trip with the kids before school is back in session.

West Kootenay Class of 2015

Today, five grade 12 graduates from the Take a Hike West Kootenay program crossed the stage and officially became the class of 2015! This marks the end of the second year of operation in the West Kootenays, where clearly, the program is thriving.

7 Tips For A Better Relationship With Your Teen

Our team of staff is a unique group including a full-time clinical counsellor for every classroom, which is imperative to the success of the program. Klaus Klein, our in-house therapist since 2000, shares some advice on better parent-teen relationships.

Earth Day: Cleaning our Shorelines and Building Community

Take a Hike hosted a shoreline cleanup as a part of the 1st annual Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival with the help of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Keep Vancouver Spectacular initiative.

Canadian Olympic Athlete & Take a Hike Volunteer: Laura Brown

Over 100 volunteers support Take a Hike each year; board and committee members, event planners, mentors, and outdoor adventurers to name a few. We're so grateful to all of our volunteers and would like to provide a shout out and share an interview with one very special volunteer: Laura Brown.

Thank You for Actually Caring About Us

Before I joined Take a Hike, in simple terms, I was lost. I failed most of my classes in Grade 11, probably because I never went. I spent most of my time smoking weed with my friends and crying over how unfortunate my life was. I did not have any motivation or inspiration to change, I did not want any.

From the Mouths of Adventurers

The multi-day expeditions at Take a Hike challenge our students mentally, physically, emotionally & spiritually. Keeping a journal is important to the intense experience-processing of these expeditions and is also a requirement for students’ English academic credits.


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