The 1:1 Initiative was introduced by Stormtech in the summer of 2018 and is an exciting philanthropic program with the aim to introduce at-risk youth to outdoor adventure. Stormtech wants everyone to experience their love of the outdoors. This is why, for every sale of $100 or more made through the Stormtech retail website, we will donate a piece of gear to a partner organization.
Take a Hike is a full-time alternate education program that engages vulnerable youth ages 15-18 through a combination of academics, therapy, adventure-based learning and community involvement in British Columbia.
Students in the program often struggle with issues that have inhibited their success such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental abuse, criminal activity, low self-esteem, depression, and/or trauma. The program's goals are to minimize barriers to learning, address personal issues, and help students achieve greater social and academic success.
Learn more about the Take a Hike Foundation at www.takeahikefoundation.org
“Being able to provide clothing and gear to our youth is an integral part of our success. We want to show them care, respect, and commitment to their well-being. Partnering with Stormtech, allows us to take our students on incredible journeys, where we can focus on learning and personal growth, while providing high-quality gear that they feel comfortable in.”
Sevan Kadian, Program Support Coordinator
The Street2Peak Project was born in the Lower East Side of Vancouver, BC in 2013 with the idea of giving disadvantaged youth an opportunity to explore the world. This 10-year project will have cohorts of 15 youth train year-round in preparation for five major international explorations on five different continents. In 2015 Street2Peak climbed Kilimanjaro and explored the Serengeti. In 2017 Street2Peak trekked through the wilds of Patagonia and the Southern Andes. Their next expedition in 2019 will be towards the Southern Cross and explore the vast topography of New Zealand.
Learn more about Street2Peak at www.street2peak.com
“Stormtech and Street2Peak have formed an amazing East Van partnership. When Street2Peak was getting outfitted for our Kilimanjaro expedition, Stormtech was the first sponsor to step up and offer these kids the technical gear needed for such an adventure. Ever since then, Stormtech has provided any clothing items we’ve needed - from rain pants, to waterproof shells, thermal hats to gloves. They treat our students like their most valued customers. For those in the know, if you don’t have the gear, you’re hooped. Stormtech has always had our backs.”
Trevor Stokes, Teacher - Streetfront Alternative Program & Department Head - Alternative Programs, Britannia Secondary School