TRIPS FOR KIDS - METRO NY INC

Teaching Life Lesson through Mountain Biking

aka TFKMNY   |   New York, NY   |  www.tripsforkids.nyc

Mission

To provide transformative cycling experiences which promote a healthy, recreational lifestyle, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Ms. Andree Sanders

Main address

315 West 106th St Suite 5D

New York, NY 10025 USA

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EIN

11-3618012

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

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Program Missions

GOALS FOR TRIPS FOR KIDS METRO NEW YORK
* Serve low-income, at-risk youth ages 10-17
* Provide outdoor sports and recreational activities generally unavailable to our target population
* Use these activities to foster an appreciation of the natural world
* Decrease and discourage the number of youth involved in gangs, street crime, drug abuse and other harmful activities
* Increase the number of youth exposed to nature, and teach the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
* Provide supportive adult role models for youth while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle
* Increase the number of girls who participate in outdoor, sports related programs
* Have workshops for children to learn simple bicycle mechanics and learn the importance of maintenace in order to keep the bike in good ruinning condition. (We try to do this atleast once a year if not more. We accept donations of bikes and then let the kids fix them and keep them.)

Population(s) Served

Our Ride Program takes children on mountain bike rides throughout the biking season. Our volunteers lead bike trips for groups of up to a dozen youths drawn from the many community organizations from the Five Boroughs and Long Island. Rides will take place on off-road trails throughout the Metro New York area, and are designed as lessons in self-exploration and environmental awareness. Ride participants learn biking skills, safety and trail etiquette. We stress the importance of one's own actions both on and off the trail. These rides can be challenging, and it's not unusual to see kids learning teamwork by helping each other up a steep hill or over rough terrain.

Population(s) Served

Trips for Kids brings out its fleet and teaches kids and families the beauty of riding out doors , on single track. Teaching the skills needed to take the bike out on the trail and overcome obstacles.

Population(s) Served

Trips For Kids Metro New York's most advanced program is The NYCranks. - This program is designed to create an ongoing riding/training program for more advanced riders. The Program consists of students from across the metropolitan area - currently, we have riders from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Port Washington. The NYCranks races in the Spring NICA-NY Race League. All kids who are members of the team will race. Our goal for the team is first and foremost to have fun while tackling new challenges and learning new skills.

Population(s) Served

Our Learn-to-Ride class is a fun and friendly class that teaches adults and children to ride bikes. Using the approach known as the Balance Method, the bike pedals are removed, allowing the rider to push themselves until they can coast, teaching the body to balance on two wheels. Once the rider can coast for the length of the riding area, we re-introduce the pedals and help put it all together. This method is known for its low-stress, crash–free success.

Population(s) Served

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TRIPS FOR KIDS - METRO NY INC

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andree Sanders

Trips for Kids

Term: 2006 -

Peter Walsh

Robert Steinman

Eugene Sorenson

Michael Russo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes