Patnerships4Trails Success Stories
Cambodian Family, Santa Ana
[photo of CamFam kids] The Cambodian Family [link to http:// www.cambodianfamily.org/index.html] is a non-profit that serves refugee and immigrant families in Orange County with health, education and employment opportunities. Partnerships4Trails teamed up with the organization’s youth program, which supports 75 Cambodian and Latino youths through afterschool and weekend activities to help keep the children in school and out of gangs.
The Cambodian Family children have successful constructed a trail at Santiago Creek Regional Park in Santa Ana, and are now re-vegetating the area.
Magnolia High School, Anaheim
[photo of the MH students] Magnolia High School students find it difficult to experience nature in the urban city they call home. Partnerships4Trails decided to bring nature to them by creating a drought-tolerant urban garden and interpretive trail on campus. The process has inspired the whole school to help bring a little bit of nature to their lives.
Letha Raney Intermediate School International Baccalaureates’ Middle Years Program, Corona
[photo of Raney kids] This group of honor students has made Partnerships4Trails a family affair by frequently including parents and siblings in Partnerships4Trails cleanups and informational hikes. The students have successfully expanded the Tin Mine Canyon trail in the Cleveland National Forest an additional quarter mile and will continue to expand the trail in the future. The students also plan Trails4All’s National Trails Day [link to http://www.americanhiking.org/NTD.aspx] event.