To provide support to the thousands of kids in our society by providing mentoring and exposing them to the great outdoors.
We exist to improve the lives of children and families, which in turn, will strengthen communities.
After working hard and establishing success within his chosen career path and gaining recognition as an industry leader, Victor Sirgado decided to press the pause button and focus on traveling full-time in an Airstream with his family. "In 2016 I we joined the nomadic movement and started traveling throughout the United States. Yes, I am humble and grateful. It was a truly transformative experience that forever shaped me. After 2016 we lived in both Austin, Texas and Portland, Oregon but in the spirit of living life to the fullest we decided to get back on the road.
Understanding that there are systemic problems with our nation, MVMNT365's mission is to help kids develop trustworthy relationships with mentors who act as educators, friends and guides.This time around we are adding new challenges to our tour around America by orchestrating 5K Buddy Walks for special needs and at-risk youths.
That said, our mission is simple...use the great outdoors as a learning tool for kids and families who can benefit from the positive messaging behind our travels.
We believe in building on the inherent strengths that youth already possess.
We ensure that participation is always by choice and presented in a fun, safe and respectful environment.
We honor ourselves, other people and the environment in our words and our actions.
We believe in caring for youth without agenda.
We believe that sharing our love for the great outdoors is infectious.
WHO WE ARE
MVMNT365 is a safe haven for special needs kids primarily who are part of the US foster care system. That said, our network continues to grow so we are striving to reach both special needs and at-risk youth communities.
With the help of our industry mentors, board of directors and our community of thought leaders we strive to create positive long-lasting changes through our meet-ips and retreats. We examine barriers in the home, school and community, working with the family who raises them and the organizations that support them.
MVMNT365 fills the gaps that are missing in our participant's lives by providing carefully designed outdoor programs, mentors and a consistent safe haven for those who join our community.
A CHAMPION FOR OUR CHILDREN
Although the child welfare system is built to protect youth, too often these children are exposed to additional trauma once placed in foster care. They are separated from siblings, relatives and friends. Frequently moved from home to home, they encounter a stream of new caretakers, schools, therapists and peers. Not surprisingly, without stability and proper support, foster children face an exceptionally high risk of unemployment, homelessness and incarceration as adults.
More than 50% do not graduate from high school and only 3% will earn a college degree. To combat these statistics, MVMNT365 provides overnight camp experiences, year-round educational, cultural and social workshops and activities and older youth programming that help our campers prepare for life after foster care. Up & Up will impart meaningful stability and a strong sense of community for the children they will serve.
Our goal is to infuse fragile young lives with laughter, happy memories and new experiences- that both broaden, and brighten the lives of our program participants. We teach children that in spite of their circumstances, they have a circle of support surrounding them and hope for a better future.