Take a Hike Foundation
Take a Hike is a full-time alternative education program that partners with school districts to engage at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement.
Not every student thrives within the mainstream school system. The youth (ages 15 – 18) enrolled in the Take a Hike Program struggle with a combination of personal issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental abuse, low self-esteem, depression, poverty and/or trauma, which inhibits their academic success. Take a Hike provides these youth with a stable and supportive environment to work through their issues, build confidence, improve their academic abilities and eventually graduate from high school, pursue higher education and become gainfully employed.
Funds raised by the Modo Spring Run-Off will be used to support the Take a Hike Program. At-risk youth are the primary beneficiaries of the program but entire communities also benefit from having engaged and contributing community members.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation.
Help at-risk youth change their lives and realize their dreams! We welcome and appreciate your support at any amount.
How do your donations help?
- $8 — the cost of 1 waterproof journal
- $18 — gondola for 2 after the Grouse Grind
- $48 — 1 fleece jacket to keep a student warm
- $98 — 1 new tent for 3-day student expedition
How you can help support Take a Hike
Start your own fundraising campaign and raise pledges in support of the Take a Hike Foundation.
- Set up a Fundraising Page
- Find a Fundraising Page to make a donation
- Make a General Donation
- Note that you will also be able to make a General Donation when registering for the Modo 8k.
Forms and payment can be dropped off at the Take a Hike tent on race day or mailed to the following address:
The Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
1183 Melville St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
All donations over $10 are receipted and tax deductible.