BENEFITING: TRAILS FOR YOUTH ORG
"I kinda like nature - it's awesome". We want all the kids we bring to the parks to come to the same conclusion. We take low income kids on hikes, trail rides, kayaks and even fishing outings so they can personally connect to their natural wirks. In the process they get a boost in exercise. They leave with new knowledge of their environment, a bit healthier and more connected to nature. This fundraiser will allow us to bring a group of 4th grade students to Meadowoods Park to seek out birds, turtles, smell spring flowers and enjoy a hike in the woods. The wonder and excitement they experience will last longer than the one outing. It will be part of their psyche. As one of the kids recently said to us, "I am so glad I got to come hiking today, I never get to the park. Hey! Is that a turtle? It's so cool!"