Trips For Kids - Triangle

Rating: 4.5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: P.O. Box 52234 Durham NC 27717 USA

Mission: Trips for Kids-Triangle provides mountain bike outings and environmental education to children who would not otherwise be exposed to such activities. Our outings create a positive, fun outdoor experience for children, while teaching lessons in personal responsibility, achievement, and environmental awareness
Target demographics: Low-income children ages 10-15 in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. This includes Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill
Geographic areas served: Raleigh, NC Durham, NC Chapel Hill, NC

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Rating: 4 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

this was lots of fun - they take kids out on mountain bikes and it's cool, the kids really love it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

happy kids who have new appreciation for bikes and the wilderness

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

this was lots of fun - they take kids out on mountain bikes and it's coolso thank you this was lots of fun - they take kids out on mountain bikes and it's cool

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

this was lots of fun - they take kids out on mountain bikes and it's cool

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

this was lots of fun - they take kids out on mountain bikes and it's cool

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One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I learned of Trips for Kids-Triangle (TFKT) when the Director (Andrea Hundredmark) approached the mountain bike advocacy group that I am a member of looking for volunteers for TFKT. Since then I've tried to help out in anyway that I can. TFKT has been great to work with and has participated in a couple of our events. Seeing the kids out on the trails: enjoying riding, learning new skills and smiling ear to ear really makes volunteering worthwhile.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd have to agree: Hire Andrea to run the org. she's doing a great job and is great to work with.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Kids smiling and enjoying themselves in an environment filled with positive energy.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, helpful, dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spread out across our entire area helping an unlimited number of kids.

Ways to make it better...

It hadn't rained causing the day to be cut short.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding!

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I became familiar with Trips for Kids-Triangle because it was started in my school by a great teacher and friend. As I learned more about this wonderful program, I happily jumped on board to help. The difference in the kids who have participated is amazing. Their relationships and behavior in school have completely shifted into positive and productive channels. These students LOVE going out on the rides, working on bikes, and sharing their experiences with others. Trips for Kids is truly one of those rare efforts where your return gain is ten times that of the effort put forth. I truly believe it is postively redirecting the lives of children who were being lead down the wrong path.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the behavior and personal skills of the students who have participated.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire Andrea Hundredmark and delegate all the work to her because she's doing an remarkable job!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing kids get out of the narrow limits of their at-risk environments and enjoy something as only a kids can...completely!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely helpful and fully invested in doing great things for kids.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the circumstances of thousands and thousands of kids, indefinitely.

Ways to make it better...

the government would hurry up with the tax i.d. number.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financing, financing, financing.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love that, ultimately, this organization is giving kids the most important and effective resource of all...quality time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

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