Trips for Kids Founder Wins Jefferson Award

Marilyn PriceMarilyn Price, Trips for Kid’s founding director, was recently awarded the Jefferson Award for community service. The Jefferson Award spotlights ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward.

Trips for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides mountain bike outings and environmental education for kids who would not otherwise be exposed to such activities. Under Price’s 21 years of dedicated stewardship, Trip for Kids has grown into a 64-chapter international organization which has served tens of thousands of disadvantaged, young people in the inner-cities. Most participate in mountain bikes rides in nearby parks. In many cases, Trips for Kids also provides young people with the opportunity to learn bike repair and maintenance through earn-a-bike programs. The organization teaches lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through the simple act of having fun.

More information about Trips for Kids may be found at www.tripsforkids.org. More information about the Jefferson Awards, administered by the American Institute for Public Service, a national foundation that honors community service, may be found at www.jeffersonawards.org.

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