Community service is a pillar of the TRUE NORTH mission and program.
Last year alone, our teens contributed over 620 hours of community service through: painting two student-designed murals for the Mountain Village Court Apartments, assisting the Telluride Museum with multiple events, Summer Service Series in partnership with Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, a search for a local missing person, and more! We believe that giving back to your community builds stronger individuals for the future. Check out our upcoming service opportunities and past projects below!
If you are looking for individual or group service opportunities, please contact us and we can work with you to set up more events.
Every Wednesday - 3:15 - 5pm TMHS Library
If you are interested in earning service hours, come to True North Base Camp at the TMHS Library to provide tutoring for your peers.
Telluride Free Box Cleanup
Tuesdays (immediately after school, early release days)
Meet at the Telluride Free Box and come enjoy donuts and hot chocolate while helping spruce up a valued community space.
Valentine Farms has Heart
Thursday, February 13th
In partnership with Valentine Farms and the Norwood Elementary School 2nd grade class, True North students will assist the 2nd graders in Valentines Day projects like: cookie decorating, reading, card making and more!
In collaboration with Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP), we offer students the opportunity to learn the use of adaptive sports equipment and to work with TASP (https://tellurideadaptivesports.org/) participants through unique outdoor programming. Our upcoming summer events are listed below.
**Please note that in order to participate, you must have a TRUE NORTH waiver and a TASP waiver, as well as participate in the training day!**
2018 equipment training
Rock climbing with TASP participants
Students completed a trail cleanup of Bear Creek
Students worked to improve the Society Turn trail
Society Turn trail to the climbing wall
True North students worked with TASP participants to complete a low ropes course at Top of the Pines in Ridgway, CO
Students manned the Norwood Aid Station during the 2019 Mountains to Desert Ride for Just for Kids Foundation. We cheered everyone on and passed out bacon to hungry riders!
On our Spring Break 2019 trip to Moab, students participated in a project with Moab Solutions marking off critically endangered soil areas and cleaning up 'Potato Salad Hill' before the upcoming Jeep Week festival.
Norwood High School teens volunteered to help the 2nd grade class for a 2019 Valentine's Day event
Working an aid station for the Mountains to Desert ride 2018
Student-organized cleanup of Telluride's Free Box - 2019
Students dressed up for Telluride's Historical Museum Haunted House 2018
Mountain Village Court Apartments Mural 2018
Olde Fashioned Christmas - Schmid Ranch 2017
In 2017, these teens contributed over 150 hours of service to build a wheelchair ramp for an elderly family in the West End
Revamping Norwood Skatepark 2016
Mountain Village Court Apartments mural painting 2018