From our 5K Buddy Walks to exploring the outdoors by horse, kayaking, mountain biking or hiking there are BIG ADVENTURES to be had. This year, kids can ADVENTURE WITH US, exploring while creating friendships, building community, and developing leadership skills for all of life's adventures. Participants will come together from diverse cultural, ethnic and social-economic backgrounds to create an environment where we can celebrate what makes us unique, and appreciate the differences of others.
For some youth, MVMNT365 isn’t the right fit. MVMNT365 does not serve youth who are impaired from using drugs or alcohol, are unable to get along in a group setting, are suicidal, or are in need of crisis mental health treatment or medical care that we cannot provide. When these youth come to MVMNT365, our team carefully connects them with agencies and resources that are better able to meet their needs.
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. MVMNT365 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.