For a comprehensive overview of True North Youth Program and our background, please click the link below!
Academic Tutoring & Support
TMHS BASE CAMP
Free weekly academic tutoring is offered on Wednesdays from 3:15 - 5:00pm at the TMHS Library. We are also in the Norwood and Nucla High Schools every Thursday morning to provide support for juniors and seniors.
True North works with counselors and teachers to provide academic support for all students. We can arrange for private tutoring sessions as well. So, stop by one of our locations and check in with us! This program coincides with many of our Career & College Readiness services as well. Visit our Academic Support Program page for a list of some of the many services we can provide!
College & Career Readiness
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!
Additionally, True North works with Telluride, Norwood and Nucla juniors and seniors to help guide them through the college and scholarship application process. TN offers individual coaching sessions to students seeking financial help for college. Visit the College Corner for more information and resources.
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! Visit the Rising Stars page for photos of all our excursions.
Community Service Learning
True North participants are encouraged 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 donated 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 home-bound 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! Check out our service learning page for updates on our activities.
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. Often coupled with a community service project, we hope students will gain unique skills through these diverse experiences. 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!
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, overnight camping and biking trips to Moab and surrounding areas.
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.