A Leader in Youth Development
For 25 years, Trekkers has been cultivating the inherent strengths of young people through the power of long-term mentoring relationships. Our evidence-based best practices and principles have become a model of exemplary programming in the field of youth development.
Our youth mentoring program utilizes outdoor, experiential, and travel-based education to strengthen resiliency, raise aspirations, and increase connections between young people and their communities.
WHY IS TREKKERS IMPORTANT?
Since 1994, Trekkers has been providing long-term, mentoring relationships to hundreds of students from Midcoast Maine. Our students consistently report statistically significant positive change in indicators of resilience, reflection, empathy, trust, and optimism.
Research shows that young people in these kinds of programs are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college, 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions.
See Jesse’s Story
Jesse Ellis, Class of 2008 After graduating from Trekkers in 2008, Jesse got her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Elmira College in upstate New York in 2012. During her time at Elmira College, she worked for many offices on campus,...
On Becoming a Team Player
“Trekkers has taught me how to be a team player as well as independent and how to help communities. It really showed me a lot about how to love people and how to spread kindness throughout my environment and surroundings. I love how Trekkers brings people of all...
See Ashley’s Story
Ashley Geel, Class of 2008 After graduating from Georges Valley High School in 2008, I attended Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, in Standish, Maine. In 2012, I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Sports Management with a Minor in Business...
For interested 7th graders and their families, below is a pdf of the application packet. If you are interested in participating in the program, please complete the entire application (found on pages 5-6) and return it to the Trekkers office at 58 Park Street, Suite...
Trekkers is gearing up to welcome 40 new 7th graders from its six-town service area of Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, South Thomaston, Owls Head and Rockland. Any 7th grader who resides in one of these towns and is interested in learning about becoming a Trekker this...
Buy Local Chocolate, Support Local Students: Trekkers’ Students to Raise Money with Bixby & Co. Catalog Fundraiser View the Catalog: 2020 Bixby & Co. Catalog View the Order Form: Order Form To order and donate to a collective student fund, email Jamie Camber...
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We are tremendously grateful for the generosity of the many individuals, businesses, charitable
organizations, foundations, and local communities who make our work possible.