Trails Youth Initiatives is a private not-for-profit organization that challenges and equips youth from Toronto to become contributing members of their communities. At Trails, we strive to ensure youth can pursue their hopes, dreams and aspirations, free of barriers based on race, gender, economic status or geography, so that they can achieve success and meaningfully contribute to their community.
We believe that early intervention, the right amount of guidance, support and structure, can change everything. Trails is about prevention: helping our participants identify their strengths and imbuing them with a desire to complete high school, seek further education and/or productive careers.
As a participant of Trails, each child commits to spend two weeks at Trails in the summer, and one weekend a month throughout the school year, for four years.
We trust that as parents/guardians you know your child best and you can help us know your child by completing this form as accurately and as thoroughly as possible. The questions on this application are there to help us assess and evaluate each individual through the process of selection. Please take the time to answer all the questions, and, we know that some might not apply to your child. We hope that you will be open to answering the questions as honestly and thoroughly as possible. Please know that this information is confidential.
This application is one of several forms that will help us understand your child and how they would benefit from Trails. It is important that, if you are interested in having your child join Trails, you fill out this form and return it to us by Friday, December 1st 2017.
We will have many applications for the programme, and we only accept 20 applicants each year. Along with this form, a Teacher Referral Form will be completed by one of your child’s teachers and will also be used during the selection process. After a review of these forms, you will be contacted by Trails. The next step is a phone call and/or a visit with you and your child before conditional offers of acceptance are considered. Thank you for your interest and application to Trails Youth Initiatives.