To enable at-risk youth to positively change their lives.
To be the North American leader at enabling communities to empower at-risk youth to achieve their full potential, realize their dreams, and give back to their communities.
The Foundation is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who each make an annual gift to Take a Hike, a true testament to their belief in the program. There are also a number of volunteer committee members dedicated to furthering the development of at-risk youth.
Reporting to the Board is a full-time CEO along with a Program Director and Manager, Fund Development whose salaries are partially paid by the Board of Directors. Additionally, the Foundation employs full-time therapists who work with the students in the program. Our donors are leading community-minded businesses, foundations and individuals who provide generous support for the Take a Hike program.