Student stories

  • "Now I get up early and I’m excited to go to school, every day."

    The teachers support me through everything unlike before. They're are more like people trying to help me find my way instead of instructors forcing you to do everything their way. The mix of support, outdoor fitness and freedom helped me change my view on schooling and my future. — Eden, Student @Vancouver

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  • "Having a clean slate is an amazing opportunity"

    Not having the support of my parents made it hard for me to regularly make it to school. At Take a Hike, although I haven’t been here very long, it feels like I’m slowly getting back on track towards my goals. — Travis, Student @Burnaby

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  • "More than just getting kids outside, it's about getting back on track."

    Without the support from my friends and TAH, I would not be the confident girl I am today. My future looks brighter than I ever imagined a year ago. — Decca, Student @WestKootenay

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  • "I learned the most valuable concept in life: following through"

    The program increased my confidence and leadership abilities. It taught me to be assertive and confident. In TAH, I achieved more than I thought possible and it taught me to set higher goals in my life. — Amanda, Alumni @Vancouver

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  • "A great fit for students like my son"

    Knowing my son will be able to finish high-school in an environment that offers self-paced academic learning, outdoor activities, opportunities for community involvement and service work, as well as therapeutic support for students is very, very exciting for me and my family. — Gerda, Parent @Burnaby

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  • "I have learned to take control over my life"

    I actually attended school, my emotions and moods became more manageable, and I felt like I belonged. My life was changing for the better. — Billy, Student @WestKootenay

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  • "A program that is both realistic and ambitious"

    Take a Hike program is an innovative education alternative that allowed my son to work to his strengths and enjoy meaningful participation within both his school and community. — Kyra, Parent @WestKootenay

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