Impact

For over 25 years, Trekkers has provided positive relationships and experiences for young people to develop into thriving adults. In partnership with The Pear Institute, an external evaluator, we measure our impact across three categories.

 

For over 25 years, Trekkers has provided positive relationships and experiences for young people to develop into thriving adults. In partnership with The Pear Institute, an external evaluator, we measure our impact across three categories: Aspirations, Resilience, and Relationships.

 

Trekkers made me more certain of what I’m looking for in life and in colleges. It also reminded me to never settle for anything less.

 

11th Grade Trekker

 

In 2019:

  • 93% of Trekkers students reported improved critical thinking skills
  • 3 in 4 Trekkers students reported being more academically motivated
Trekkers made me more certain of what I’m looking for in life and in colleges. It also reminded me to never settle for anything less.
11th Grade Trekker

The overall Trekkers experience has prepared me for life because it’s made me realize how to deal with certain emotions and challenges and really made me a better and more open-minded girl.

12th Grade Trekker

 

  • 85% of Trekkers students reported being more able to persevere through challenges
  • 88% reported more action-orientation
  • 90% reported being more optimistic
  • 94% reported having more empathy towards others
  • 3 in 4 said they were better able to control their emotions
  • 91% said they were better able to reflect
The overall Trekkers experience has prepared me for life because it’s made me realize how to deal with certain emotions and challenges and really made me a better and more open-minded girl.
12th Grade Trekker

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.

 

12th Grade Trekker

 

 

 

 

  • 93% of Trekkers students reported improved relationships with peers and adults

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 to answer the questions no one has asked me before.

12th Grade Trekker

Stats above represent the 2018-2019 program year. Permission to use the Holistic Student Assessment (HSA) was obtained from The PEAR Institute at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital.

How We Approach Our Work

RESEARCH

Trekkers is committed to continually evaluating success, methods, opportunities to better serve our students, and staying on top of trends within our communities and beyond. Read more about how the pandemic impacts young people.

PARTNERSHIPS

Our education, business, and nonprofit partners exist in our communities and across the state and the country. These partners act as collaborators towards a shared goal – enabling all young people the opportunity to thrive. Reach out to us if you are interested in becoming a partner!

PROGRAMS

Our programs run from seventh grade through twelfth grade, as students go through adolescence and transition into adulthood. Learn more about how we engage, guide, and support students through our programs.

MODEL

Based on 25 years of programming success, our Ten Programming Principles are designed to be applied at other youth-serving organizations. Read more about opportunities and consulting services offered through the Trekkers Training Institute.

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With over 25 years of positive youth development experience, Trekkers makes an impact on the greater community.