In 2007, a team of high school students from the Toronto area met at the Camp Enterprise program, run by the Rotary Club of Etobicoke. As part of the program, the students were asked to select a charity and create a plan for a fundraising event.
The Trek for Teens idea was chosen, and the team worked under the mentorship of the Rotary Club for the first year.
The Trek for Teens Foundation has been successful and independently run mainly by students ever since.
Throughout the year, the Trek for Teens Foundation organizes various events designed to draw on the unique talents and skills of individuals. One of the largest events is the Trek for Teens Race in Toronto. The Race takes place every May, challenging teams of youth ages 13 – 19 solve problems and find hidden clues while working together to complete the course (much like the “Amazing Race”). Other Trek for Teens opportunities include:
Fashion Shows and fashion events
Make sure you check out our Events calendar to see what’s on the horizon!
We encourage all youth to become involved in the foundation. It’s a fun way to fulfill your community service obligations for school, or just to get involved in your community. All funds generated by the Trek for Teens Foundation go to homelessness initiatives and charities working to help kids get off the street and find stability in their lives.
Interested in the Race Day, either as a participant or a volunteer? Sign up here.
For more information about getting opportunities within Trek for Teens, head to our Get Involved page