Our Support for Take a Hike Foundation

Take a Hike Accomplishments

Paper Excellence is delighted to see our support to Take a Hike (TAH) Foundation making a meaningful difference in the lives of youth. Our funding has been instrumental empowering each young person through mental well-being and land-based learning. Every teen involved in the TAH programs has built confidence, resilience, and a sense of belonging.

Across all 13 of their programs, the youth have completed their Spring expeditions and are preparing to end their school year. Some are gearing up for graduation, while the others are finishing their homework to complete their grades and enjoy the summer months.

Here are some highlights that Take a Hike Foundation’s accomplishments over the past six months:

  • Expansion of Programs: TAH have finalized agreements to expand program offerings, reaching even more youth in BC. This September, programs will open in Coquitlam, Mission and Penticton. Up to 300 youth will have the opportunity to change their lives through Take a Hike in both classroom and on the trails.
  • Success Stories: The program has resulted in success and celebration among the youth it serves. Recently, they received this note from a participant:

“I lost hope in the school system. I thought I was a lost cause. Coming to Take a Hike gave me so much trust in school and gave me hope that people like me are able to get help. Take a Hike gave me purpose.” –Take a Hike youth participant

Whether it’s overcoming personal challenges, developing health coping mechanisms, or discovering a newfound passion for the outdoors, our contributions has played a pivotal role in transforming lives.

  • Future Initiatives: Looking ahead, TAH will continue innovating and expanding their impact. Currently, they are engaged in a multi-year study that looks at the long-term outcomes of Take a Hike alumni compared to youth, with similar life experiences, that didn’t attend the program. This study will help them improve their program, enable them to launch new initiatives, and reach even more young people in need.

We are proud to support Take a Hike Foundation and look forward to seeing the continued positive impact on the lives of youth.