Trekkers is pleased to announce that Makaila Hickey has joined the Board of Directors as their newest student board member.
Makaila is currently a Junior at Oceanside High School. Trekkers has been a big part of her life for as long as she can remember because her sister, and fellow board member, Alyssa Rolerson did the program from 2002-2008. After being wait-listed her seventh and eighth grade year, Makaila joined the program during her 9th grade year. And she has been in love with the program ever since. She is currently a student leader for the eighth grade Team Albatross and in her time apart from Trekkers she loves to do yoga, “sling sandwiches” at her workplace Clan Maclaren, play field hockey for not only her high school team, but also for Bates’ AAU team, and participate in school activities like Student Government, Prom Committee and Key Club. She is so excited to be a part of the Trekkers board as she has been interested in being in the position since her start in Trekkers. She is mostly excited to be able to share her opinion with the board and be able to give back to Trekkers, because the program has given so much to her.
Currently celebrating its 24th 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 will serve more than 240 youth and involve 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 (207) 594-5095.