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City Offers Group Hikes During Teen Trailblazer Week

City Offers Group Hikes During Teen Trailblazer Week

Junior high and high school students can go hiking over spring break during the city of Santa Clarita’s Teen Trailblazer Week.

For the first time, the Newhall Community Center is offering a free series of supervised group hikes to Santa Clarita students 13- to 18-years-old from 1-5 p.m. April 7-10, city officials announced Monday.  East Walker Ranch Trail

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“We found that there is a need for activities for students when they are not in school, so we wanted to keep them engaged and involved, specifically with teens” said Anthony Martinez, human services coordinator at the center. “Giving them a positive environment with role models is beneficial for teens in the city of Santa Clarita.”

A trolley will pick up students at the Newhall Community Center, located at 22421 Market St. in Santa Clarita, at 1 p.m. each day and transport the group to the hike’s location.

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Students are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early with a parent the first time they participate to fill out the necessary forms, which require a parent signature. Students can arrive on time without a parent for subsequent hikes, city officials said.

Golden Valley Ranch TrailHikes are planned for East Walker Ranch, Golden Valley Ranch, Placerita Canyon and Towsley Canyon, and will be supervised by Martinez and three other staff members from the Outreach and Neighborhood Services division at the center.

“We have a three ‘C’s approach– connect, create and cultivate,” Martinez said. “We want to connect our residents to their neighborhoods, resources and the city. We want to create opportunities for learning, playing, serving and mentoring. And we want to cultivate neighborhood leadership, ownership and pride.”

The trolley will drop students off at the center at 5 p.m. following the hikes. Students can go on just one hike or as many as they’d like.

For more information, call the Newhall Community Center at 661-286-4006.

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Melissa became a staff writer at KHTS AM-1220 following her internship in the newsroom. She has been writing news and feature stories for the KHTS website since February 2014. Melissa is also a part-time staff writer at the Santa Clarita Gazette weekly newspaper and Canyon Country Magazine. After receiving her bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Melissa moved back to Santa Clarita to begin her professional writing career. She has published feature stories in "The Signal" newspaper and College of the Canyons' "Cougar News" and formerly worked as a freelance animal welfare writer for an online publication. She recently finished writing her first fiction novel and hopes to publish it someday.
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