We create transformative, real-world opportunities for youth through teaching critical life skills, promoting personal growth and connecting youth to mentors, their communities and meaningful employment.
We envision a world in which young people have the skills and understanding to enrich themselves, their communities and the planet through healthy lifestyles, meaningful work and participation in a more just and sustainable economy.
Trellis for Tomorrow began as part of Triskeles Foundation in 2002/03, and youth programming was one part of the larger organization that also provided philanthropic services and donor-advised funds. Youth programming expanded so significantly that in 2009, Triskeles Foundation split into two separate 501(c) (3) organizations: Triskeles Foundation and Triskeles, Inc.
As our youth programming has continued to expand, Triskeles Inc. has become Trellis for Tomorrow in 2018, with its new name reflecting the mission of supporting youth, communities and the planet. We develop skills for learning, career and job skills, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. They are designed to build a community of responsible citizens creating sustainable lifestyles for themselves and their community. Trellis for Tomorrow facilitates and encourages youth to participate in their own self development and to find sustainable solutions to today’s problems.
Our approach is characterized by a few key qualities:
- Holistic: Trellis’ experiential education teaches to the whole child, engaging the head, the heart and the hand for true, long-term impact.
- Integrative: Trellis programs work at the intersection of health, poverty, youth development and economic opportunity with programming based on understanding the interdependence of these social factors.
- Linked to the real world: Trellis teaches through experience, providing opportunities in real world settings and in real-life situations.
- Affords long exposure to values: Trellis’ programs include youth from first through twelfth grade; returning each year to a Trellis program provides long-term exposure to the values of sustainability, self-reliance and collaboration.
We cultivate wellness of body and spirit in ourselves and the individuals we serve.
We partner with others to identify synergies, build on strengths and collectively reach new heights.
We exercise stewardship of resources in our organization, homes, and in our communities.
We work to bring new perspectives and innovative approaches to challenges large and small.
Director, Chester County Youth Programs
Director, Montgomery County Youth Programs
Director, Food For All; Youth Seed Enterprise
The Support Staff
Ray Schneider, President
Ray Schneider Consulting
Management and Operations Consulting Principal
Razvan Dominic Ionescu, Vice President
Director – Global Markets
Alex Lutz, Treasurer
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Tessa Henry, Secretary
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Foreign Service Officer
Algreen Bakasa, Member
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Manager, Vanguard ETF Model Portfolios
Melissa Hinmon, Member
Director of Equity Trading
Dennis Wilson, Member
Director, Sustainability & EHS for North America