Our goal is to instill practical skills, relevant knowledge, and the self-confidence to use them. Trails strives for lasting improvements in:
Creative self-expression, reflective journaling, understanding personal boundaries, conflict resolution, communication skills, cooperative teamwork, leadership, and mentorship.
Self-awareness, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-regulation, and coping skills during crisis time.
Physical and outdoor skills development, environmental stewardship, healthy risk taking, reduced anxiety, and reduced use of narcotics and alcohol.
Responsibility for and commitment to education, effective problem solving, and employability skills.
Programme scaffolding is a core concept in which each element is based on previous learnings.
Participants arrive nervous and curious, and are introduced to the “Trails Way”:
Kids are impelled into more intense challenges and experiences.
Teaching relevant skills and building relevant knowledge.
After 4 years of consistent scaffolding, participants graduate with the Roots and Wings that enable them to become contributing members of the community.
With their increased skills, knowledge and confidence, their horizons expand.
Paid intern position at Trails.
Graduates of the Trails programme are further supported with mentorship during their Grade 11 and 12 years and into post-secondary. They have access to bursaries which provide financial assistance for post-secondary education which cover tuition costs. We also offer paid internships at Trails and Scotiabank - Wealth Management Business Solutions.