Every year, 102.7 THE PEAK sponsors the Take A Hike Youth At Risk Foundation Moonlight Snowshoe that takes place Feb 15th at Mount Seymour. I’ve personally attended for the last three years, and this year decided to join their organizing committee for their biggest fundraiser of the year.
The idea is to encourage humans / corporate teams to sign up for a Moonlight Snowshoe with some of these at-risk youth. We eat tasty soup on the mountain before, take a trek on a trail under moonlight and stars [fingers crossed], drink some hot cocoa, enjoy live music, and hear some of the stories from the students themselves at the impact this educational program has made for them [life changing stuff, for real].
I’m proud that THE PEAK has contributed a huge media package for them once again this year and every year they are bursting with appreciation for our help in spreading the word of their school and the work that they’re doing.
For those unfamiliar, the Take A Hike Foundation is an adventure and therapy based outdoor alternative schooling program with two locations here in Vancouver, one in Burnaby, and one in the interior. With an 80% graduation rate that is 100% privately funded, the demand and wait list for students that need help is increasing and they’re looking to expand to surrey later this year.
The reasons why I support this organization and have chosen to donate monthly, and to donate my time and energy to spreading awareness of their program, is deeply personal. I feel like helping the future of the human race is important, especially right here in our own backyard. I am lucky to meet some of the kids that are in this program every year at the event, and am always moved to tears at their resiliency and how much they can learn, change, and grow from this alternative schooling.
If you’re able to make a small donation, our team page is here and every thing and any thing is more than appreciated. Also, if you know someone or are a company that may want to get involved in the future or donate a prize, please send them my way.
Thanks for reading and making a difference!