One of the great strengths of Trips for Kids® is the flexibility of its operational model. There is broad and welcomed diversity among the dozens of chapters. Some are led by high-energy volunteers who partner with youth development agencies to serve hundreds of local kids. Others operate much smaller programs dedicated to a defined population of youngsters associated with a school, a treatment center, or a youth development agency. Chapters are affiliated with Boys and Girls Clubs, Police Activities Leagues (PAL), YWCA/YMCAs, Boy Scouts, churches, and others. There are limitless ways the TFK model can be customized to serve various populations of deserving young people. Following is a sampling of types and chapters.
Community centers and youth organizations:
Stand-alone, Mostly Volunteer-run
TFK Taos is part of the Field Institute of Taos which offers outdoor education programs focused on active, hands-on learning experiences. It uses the local outdoor environment, summer camps and after-school mountain bike sessions to blend adventure and physical activity with natural sciences and local culture. In addition, Team F.I. Taos is a local cycling team encompassing all ages and all abilities.
Child and Family Service Agencies
Thank you for worrying and being able for me to trust you.
– Christina, Sebastapol, CA