2018 Teen Trip

Heart of Gold Adventures 2018 Teen Trip: On our first Heart of Gold Adventures trip in 2018 we brought fifteen teens and six adults to Nepal. The purpose of this inaugural trip was to offer Hudson Valley teens an educational experience that included cultural awareness and appreciation, service to others, and the fun of adventure,

Global Teen Cultural Exchange

Global Teen Cultural Exchange Over fifteen teens came together across three time zones in a virtual “Global Teen Cultural Exchange”.  Teens from Ghana, Nepal, NYC and New Paltz met on Zoom to share about their lives in their home countries, their work with their respective non-profits, and how they are managing during the pandemic. Each teen was part

Tim Mousseau on Combating Sexual Violence

Tim Mousseau on Combating Sexual Violence December 9, 2021The Denizen TheatreNew Paltz, NY “We need to understand the language we use; for example there is a difference between ‘are you ok with this’ and ‘how do you feel about this’ in terms of asking consent.”– Tim Mousseau On December 9, 2021, we held our fall

Mini Grants for Educators

ABOUT:In keeping with our goal to support youth in accessing their inner wisdom and realizing their dreams, we welcome requests for funding from teachers and school-based mental health professionals serving students in grades 9 through 12 in the Hudson Valley. Educator Mini-Grants are awarded for up to $500, and we only fund programs that have

Instagram Links

Instagram Links A compilation of all of the links we share on our Instagram page. Click on a photo to get to the link. A new page will open in your browser. 2023 2021 2020 2019 A compilation of all of the links we share on our instagram page. Click on a photo to get

Why Nepal

People often ask us “why Nepal?” The answer to this question lays in the mission of the Maya Gold Foundation, and Maya’s dream to end human sexual trafficking. In the spring of 2014, as an eighth grader, Maya visited India with her family, and spent time at Binapini Ashram in West Bengal. She was in


Karuna was produced by the Maya Gold Foundation and filmed and edited by Lara Usifer. Lara, a student at SUNY New Paltz, joined us on the 2019 trip to Nepal. “I had the good fortune of being a part of the Maya Gold Foundation trip to Nepal in April of 2019, and traveled alongside the