Adventure Team featured in Silent Sports Magazine

Stories of teenagers doing the Marji and little tikes with gorillas Check out the upcoming issue of Silent Sports magazine featuring a multi-page article on the Adventure Team and the work we do to spread our mission of healthy communities. Download the April edition of Silent Sports Magazine Subscribe Subscriptions for the monthly magazine can […]

DNA of Adventure Series: Self-Supported Ethos

DNA of Adventure Series:Self-Supported Ethos (This is the second blog post of the series.) By Todd Poquette, Director of Adventure You are on your own. You accept responsibility for your preparation, choices, and the outcome. – The Crusher, Enhanced Gravel Wilderness Adventure Our introduction to the DNA of Adventure Series began with a review of two distinct […]

Getting Geared Up for Adventure Bike Club

Mike Kates You are signed up for Adventure Bike Club (ABC), now what?You’ve got the gumption, now you need the gear.We want every ride to go as smoothly as possible so these are the things we think you should have.Listed below is the required and highly recommended gear for each ABC ride. THE GEAR The […]

Don’t go into the woods, unprepared!

Don’t go into the woods….. unprepared! Social Distancing doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy some fresh air and exercise! However, many of our more popular parks and trailheads are seeing an increase in traffic which makes social distancing guidelines difficult to maintain. To combat that some folks will head into the backcountry or to […]

DNA of Adventure Series: Growth Mindset

(This is the first blog post of the series.) By Todd Poquette, Director of Adventure Those of us involved with the Adventure Team often talk about an “adventure mindset.” After reading Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, I discovered this concept is what Dweck calls a “growth mindset.” And it’s a primary goal of […]

I’m a runner.

I’m a runner. Running has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad and uncle used to run marathons in Detroit and the surrounding areas. I remember going to Belle Isle to watch him finish and I was always in awe of every part of the race. I understood race […]

4 Steps to Adventuring by bike

#1: PURCHASE A GOOD BIKE THAT FITS We can’t stress this enough – the bike matters. Off-road riding is not enjoyable on a bike designed for driveways and bike paths. Visit your local bike shop for help selecting a bike designed for trails in a size that fits your youngster. Bike fit is very important […]


Empower Youth

We’re heading into our 10th year and we are ready to kick off the next decade of building youth resilience and empowerment. But we can’t grow without your partnership and financial support.