Teaching the foundations of adventure!
New Treks focuses on Education, Recreation, and Job Training. We work in Title 1 schools, with underprivileged youth, in which we provide accredited outdoor education classes for grades K-12. These classes range from environmental science to outdoor recreation. After building the knowledge, comfort levels, and skills in the classroom we help our students put these into practical use by facilitating full day adventures that promote teamwork, personal growth, and self-confidence. We then provide a paid internship program, where our high school students work side by side with our professional staff over the summer, providing programming for youth residing in residential treatment programs and low-income housing.
ADVENTURE WITHIN REACH
How do we define adventure?
Adventure often involves going outside one's comfort zone and exploring new things. This can be anything from a walk in your local park to summiting the highest peak. We teach the life skills to prepare our students for further adventures!
To create a new generation of outdoor stewards by teaching and normalizing outdoor spaces, while increasing access in underserved and marginalized communities.
To see a healthy and more diverse outdoor community in which outdoor education, recreation, and career pathways are within reach, creating a lasting equitable future.
Diversity & Inclusion
How we do it!
By meeting our youth where they are, both physically and emotionally, we can give them the knowledge and training they need to explore the outdoors and natural world in a familiar, comfortable, school setting.
Taking our youth on full day trips helps promote resiliency and solidifies the in-class lessons into practical application.
Through paid internship opportunities our youth are able to gain entry level job experience and certifications to pursue many outdoor careers.
"We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character."
HENRY DAVID THOREAU