Take a Hike has partnered with Central Okanagan Public Schools to engage vulnerable youth in a full-time mental health and emotional well-being program embedded in an alternate education classroom. This program is being delivered out of West-Kelowna for the 2023/2024 school year. This is an alternate education program and students are admitted by referral only
Our goal is to empower vulnerable youth in grades 8 and 9 with the skills and resilience they need to build healthy relationships, navigate the challenges of young adulthood, achieve success and transition to high school. We do this by engaging youth in intensive and continuous clinical counselling, regular outdoor adventures, and supporting youth in a safe and caring community.
Over the past twenty years, Take a Hike has developed a proven, trauma-informed, evidence-based program model that has transformed the lives of hundreds of youth in B.C. along with their families. Please speak to your home school's administration team about the program, as students are accepted by referral only. Intakes are completed in August and January and spaces are limited.
TaH - Program Model and Theory of Change.pdf