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ABOUT

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Mission

Trips for Kids Denver Metro is to empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth, using the bicycle as a tool to foster positive life skills, healthy youth development, and a sense of fun and adventure.

Vision

We aim to empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth, using the bicycle as a tool to foster positive life skills, healthy youth development, and a sense of fun and adventure.

BB-DASH

We will better serve more youth in the next 5-years.  We will have a clear brand to better describe our mission. We will have a strong diverse board and staff with an executive board succession plan. We will become audit-ready and produce regular annual reports.  Our service area will be Denver Metro with a strong focus on Southwest Denver.  We will find and secure a more permanent home for Lucky Bikes in the Southwest Denver area.   

STRATEGIC 5-YEAR VISION

PURPOSE

Trips for Kids Denver Metro is dedicated to giving underserved and at-risk youth the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural beauty of Colorado from the seat of a mountain bike.  We strive to give children the chance to see a different side of Colorado, to expand their understanding of what they can achieve, and to make personal connections with the natural world. We are an organization of cyclists, educators, and community leaders who believe we can make an unquestionable difference in the lives of children by opening their minds to new possibilities and arming them with greater self-esteem.

OUR INSPIRATION

Trips for Kids Denver Metro is a member of Trips for Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Marin County, California. Founded in 1988 and now operating in over 75 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips for Kids (TFK®)  has opened the world of cycling to over 100,000 at-risk youth through guided mountain bike rides and job training/earn-a-bike programs. All TFK chapters, modeled on the foundation of the original TFK Marin program, are managed and operated independently at the local level but share a common goal. Their mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences that promote healthy recreational lifestyles, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

Trips for Kids Denver Metro strives for excellence and quality in all facets of its programs. Our values:

  • Safety
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Fun

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