To normalize the outdoors in marginalized communities by meeting our youth where they are most comfortable, in their schools. Consistency, time, and relationship building is key in creating a new generation of stewards while removing the barriers of time, cost, transportation, equipment, and knowledge.
Create 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
At New Treks, we are increasing access to the outdoors for Denver's underserved youth. Time, money, transportation, and knowledge are among the many barriers preventing underprivileged youth from recreating outside and we believe that the outdoors should be accessible to anyone who wants to explore it. Through our partnerships we are lowering those barriers so that more youth can confidently venture into the outdoors.
We partner with schools to teach outdoor education and social emotional learning in and out of the classroom. This brings the outdoors into students’ daily lives, creating a consistent, safe environment for them to grow and develop their skills. Our courses are tailored to your organization’s needs so that students can get the most out of the class. Bringing outdoor education into schools ensures students and families do not need to cover costs themselves. We believe the outdoors can empower Denver’s underprivileged youth to find healthy outlets, expand their horizons, and build resiliency.
How we do it!
By meeting our youth where they are at, both physically and emotionally, we can give them the knowledge and training in a familiar 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.