Trails Momentum: 45% of Families Using 529 Funds
Trails Momentum, an outdoor-adventure-based therapeutic program for young adults, celebrates the one-year anniversary of its ability to accept 529 Plans to fund treatment. In 2023 alone, 45% of families accessed funds from a 529 account to help cover the cost of the therapeutic program.
A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings account designed to be used by parents for a child’s higher education-related expenses.
“Momentum is known for being continually creative and forward-thinking with programming options for families. I’m proud to be associated with this level of creativity and care,” shared Trails Momentum Admissions Director Jolene McGuire.
At Momentum, young adults ages 18-25 benefit from addressing the mental health and behavioral issues that are getting in the way of their ability to successfully launch into adulthood. In addition, they engage in a Social and Emotional Learning college-level course that blends academics and therapeutic concepts that allow students to earn college credits and boost academic confidence. This allows parents to access 529 Funds to cover program costs.
Located in the beautiful Dupont Forest of western North Carolina, Trails Momentum offers a unique approach to outdoor behavioral healthcare. Students reside on campus in dorms for a portion of the week where they engage in academics and therapy and learn important lessons on the mind-body connection by preparing and enjoying whole foods meals in the campus’ culinary kitchen. During the other portion of the week, they engage in adventure therapy such as climbing, biking, hiking, water sports, and more.
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is an outdoor adventure-based therapy program for young adults ages 18-25 struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Adventure programming, clinical services, family involvement, college coursework, and social skill development are interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills and address clinical and behavioral challenges. Using nature and adventure as a catalyst for change, young adults develop self-concept and are empowered to make the transition into independence. To learn more contact Admissions Director Jolene Williams.