Program Highlights and Responsibilities

Family Programs

Soul Trak offers a range of weekend outdoor programming opportunities for our family level participants. We host community-wide family events listed on our "Events" page in addition to our year-long Family Adventure Cohort 

Soul Trak Family Adventure Cohort

The Soul Trak Family Adventure Cohort selects 6 -7 families (families are self-identified as one guardian 18+ and a minor between the ages of 12-17) from Washington DC’s Wards 7 and 8. These families will be presented with a variety of environmental impact opportunities as well as outdoor recreational activities. The cohort will actively serve within the program from Mid-January to Mid-December, making this a year-long commitment. Throughout the year, leaders will focus on stewardship initiatives, community organizing, meetings with influential leaders, and bonding with the other families in their cohort. Additionally, there will be workshops covering Diversity Equity and Inclusion, professional development, character development, and grassroots activism to serve as a catalyst for a successful community and environmental impact. Cohort leaders will be provided small stipends to assist with transportation costs to and from programming initiatives.

Program Highlights and Responsibilities

  • Enjoy various outdoor adventures: day and overnight trips including hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, biking, camping, service trips, etc.
  • Participate in training workshops aimed at enhancing various outdoor technical skills and environmental knowledge
  • Develop family blog content for Soul Trak Adventure Blog
  • Produce vlog and social media content on outings
  • Collectively conceive and execute two large initiatives across the program in which each fellow engages external BIPOC families in achieving larger sustainability goals
  • Develop and demonstrate social and environmental leadership skills over the course of the program

Benefits for Families

  • Stipend for travel costs to/from initiatives
  • Learn or deepen skills in rock climbing, paddling, camping, outdoor cooking, trail maintenance, water cleaning, invasive species, and plant life training, social sustainability, and urban gardening
  • Ability to earn certification in First Aid/CPR, Belay, Leave No Trace, and Single Pitch Instructor, among other areas
  • Expert-led professional development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training sessions
  • Develop broader network of BIPOC families in the DC Metro community
  • Week-long adventure-based service trip to Vermont, South Carolina, or West Virginia.

Activities

Families will participate in activities such as:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trail Maintenance
  • High Ropes Course

Workshops

While participating in workshops focusing on:

  • Environmental science
  • Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Community building
  • Portfolio building
  • Outdoor technical Skills

Soul Trak Outdoors Family Programs

In addition to our family adventure cohort, we also facilitate community-wide events for families. These family events are for anyone who is interested. Please head over to our events page and register for one of our upcoming family programs, we can wait to have you! 

2021 Family Adventure Cohort Application will be released soon, contact us today for details.

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