Funding boost for Take A Hike Foundation will help out locally

A big donation for the Take a Hike Foundation.

The RBC Foundation has donated 50-thousand dollars through their future launch program, presenting the cheque locally.

West Kootenay Community Engagement Manager Karen Waldal says the funding is to be shared across all of their classrooms in BC including the local one that runs out of the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre in Trail.

She says they work with high school students aged 15 to 18 who have disengaged from school.

The program includes having a clinical therapist in class, outdoor education, and community involvement, with students actively volunteering in the community.

She says for the last 3 years they've had a 100-percent graduation rate.

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