Academic Tutoring,

College Prep, & Scholarship Coaching

Free weekly academic tutoring is offered on Wednesdays from 2pm-5pm at the TMHS Library. Snacks and special guests are 4:30-5pm.


True North works with HS counselors and reference librarians to find scholarship resources. TN offers individual coaching sessions to students seeking financial help for college. True North will help any student access Learning Express Library for free SAT & ACT practice tests.

RISING STARS Summer Bridge


For 8th grade girls rising into the 9th grade who are interested in making friends, having fun, and learning before making the transition to high school.

Our mission is to cultivate confidence by exploring new hobbies, making new friends, establishing goals and creating possibilities for the future. 

We provide opportunities for girls to participate in water sports, biking, hiking, career exploration, college tours, art classes and more!


Experiential Wilderness Education

True North offers outings in the wilderness and in the back country with trained leaders. Through these experiences, participants gain leadership skills and are offered the opportunity to overcome physical and mental challenges and engage in team building. This year we camped in Moab in spring, snowshoed into Saint Paul Lodge on Red Mountain Pass for an overnight wilderness adventure in winter, camped out at Alta Lakes, and ice climbed in Ouray!

Career Exploration,

Trades Training, and Life Skills


True North provides ongoing experiences to meet with professionals, trades-people, artisans, and experts to learn more about potential career paths and professional opportunities.


Every year, we offer a Teen Summer Jobs Fair, where students and local employers can network. Check out our Jobs Fair page to learn more!

Community Service Learning 

True North paticipants are expected to give back to their community. 

We received funding from the town of Norwood to re-vamp a dilapidated Skate Park to create a safe, fluid, and fun environment for kids to be active outdoors. Alpine Lumber is donating the wood. We built a wheel chair ramp for an elderly family in Paradox Valley. We have improved three community trails, helped a family in the Navajo Nation, snow shoveled for local churches and homebound individuals, painted murals in the VCA laundry room and served up cider and chili at the Telluride Historical Museum's community event "An Olde Fashioned Christmas at Schmid Ranch" for four years in a row! 

Year-Round Activities Enrichment 

True North consistently engages youth in activities and programming on a year-round basis to provide continuity and positive diversion. 

Activities include: hiking, camping, biking, boating, snowshoeing, and more!

True North also works with the Youth Soccer Club, Ah Haa School of Arts,  and Telluride Academy to help enroll students in enrichment programs, as well as find scholarships for those with financial need.












Mailing Address: 


TRUE NORTH Youth Program

PO Box 2072

Telluride, CO 81435

Office Address: 

305 Society Drive, C-3

Telluride, CO 81435

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