Our work would not be possible without the generosity of community members who share our belief that all young people deserve the opportunity to be thriving, resilient, self-reliant, connected, empowered and engaged adults. Thank you.

Our goal is to be a part of students’ lives from grade to grade and year to year. Trekkers follows students as they “graduate” from one program into the next along a six year journey that starts when they are in 7th grade and continues until they graduate.

years that we support students in long-term relationships with caring mentors

towns served by Trekkers: Thomaston, Rockland, South Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, Owls Head

miles traveled by 12 students from Thomaston to Houston, TX to help with disaster relief


of Trekkers students reported positive changes in their relationships with peers

organizations trained to help youth across the U.S.

out of 10 Trekkers students reported statistically significant positive changes in empathy, action-oriented behavior, optimism, and perseverance


of Trekkers graduated from high school compared to 80% of their RSU 13 peers and 87% statewide

Approximate number of PB&Js consumed by Trekkers in 2018

There are many ways to support Trekkers, whether you want to make a monetary donation, donate your time, make an in-kind donation, or attend an event. We also accept lots of other types of donations.

Donate by phone

Simply call us at 207-594-5095 with your credit card information.


Donate by mail

You can send a check to our office: Trekkers, Inc.
325 Old County Road
Rockland, ME  04841

Please include a note with any special instructions that you would like us to follow when processing your donation.


Ashley Geel

Ashley Geel

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...

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Aley Watts

Aley Watts

Aley Watts, Class of 2008 Aley graduated from Georges Valley High School in 2008, and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. Aley took a year off from school to travel to...

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Margaret Hoyt

Margaret Hoyt

Margaret Hoyt, Class of 2009 After graduating from Georges Valley High School in 2009, Margaret attended the University of Maine, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Natural Resource Policy....

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With Trekkers, I’ve hiked mountains, explored cities, walked through lava tubes, sat for hours on a bus talking to people, cooked my own meals, and have been asked to challenge myself and to answer the questions no one has asked me before.  Who am I?  Who do I want to be?  How do I want to change?  How can I accomplish this?

12th Grade Trekker

Trekkers is almost unexplainable, like something that brings so many emotions out of you.

8th Grade Trekker

I learned not to be scared of the future, and I’m now more excited then ever to go to college, and I owe it all to Trekkers.

11th Grade Trekker

I learned so much about myself that I know will come in great in the years to come. I have realized that in order to discover what your ideal career is, you have to be happy and content. Your passion is the determining factor.

11th Grade Trekker after completing the 2005 College/Career Exploration Expedition