Wyatt Winchenbaugh Joins Trekkers’ Board of Directors

Trekkers is pleased to announce that Trekkers student, Wyatt Winchenbaugh has joined the Board of Directors as their newest student board member.

Wyatt is a junior at Oceanside High School. Having been in the Trekkers program since seventh grade, Wyatt loves Trekkers and is committed to advancing its mission. In his time in Trekkers, he has been able to do amazing things, including traveling to Texas for hurricane relief work and forming relationships with wonderful new people. Wyatt is a student leader with the eighth grade Team Vesuvius and works at Dorman’s Dairy Dream in Thomaston. In his free time, he enjoys reading, gardening, and hiking with his friends. He has been interested in serving on the Trekkers Board of Directors since starting the program, and is excited to learn more about the inner workings of their non-profit organization. Wyatt is passionate about helping Trekkers grow and provide other students with the same opportunities that he has experienced.

Trekkers is a Rockland-based nonprofit that works to cultivate the inherent strengths of young people through the power of long-term mentoring relationships. Trekkers utilizes outdoor, experiential, and travel-based education as a means of strengthening resiliency, raising aspirations, defining post-secondary goals, and increasing connections between young people and their communities. Founded in 1994, Trekkers now serves 240 seventh through twelfth-grade students from the Midcoast communities of Owls Head, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Rockland, Cushing and St. George. The Trekkers Training Institute was founded in 2017, and is dedicated to improving outcomes for young people by providing training, coaching and other professional development opportunities on some of the most effective, tested youth development techniques and principles.

For more information about Trekkers or the Trekkers Training Institute, contact them at 207-594-5095, or visit their websites, www.trekkers.org and www.trekkersinstitute.org.