Britta Sturks has joined the Trekkers Board of Directors. Trekkers, a nonprofit outdoor-based youth mentoring program, connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. Britta is a 2005 alumnus of Trekkers and was born and raised in Thomaston, Maine and is the first Trekkers alumnus to join their organization’s board of directors.
Britta was born and raised in Thomaston, Maine. Aside from being a Trekker alumni, she has also volunteered for many years going on upwards of 25 expeditions. Upon graduating from high school she attended the University of Maine where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science. In 2012, she graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree in Leadership with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. She recently relocated back to the Midcoast area where she is working as the Admissions Coordinator at Wayfinder Schools. Prior to moving, she worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute alongside some of the most prestigious individuals as part of the Bone Marrow Transplant team. Outside of work, she can be found in many different situations; surrounded by lots of people enjoying each other’s company, relaxing on the beach alone, or taking spontaneous road trips. She loves to travel, drink coffee and allow life to lead her to the next cool thing! She is an avid basketball player and looks forward to coaching area teams in the near future. After many years away, she feels extremely fortunate to be living back in the community where she was raised. She hopes to provide the current and future Trekker students with the same sense of community, rapport, and devotion she was given as they find their true capabilities and gifts.
Currently celebrating its 21st year of working with local youth, Trekkers connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. This year, the organization served more than 200 youth and involved more than 100 adult mentors from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston. For more information about Trekkers, visit www.trekkers.org or call (207fs) 594-5095.