Youth Development Training Program – Introduction to Trekkers’ Programming Principles

The Trekkers Training Institute (TTI) is offering a 3-day intensive training, Introduction to Trekkers’ Programming Principles, for youth development practitioners and other professionals who work with youth, October 29-31.

Based on Trekkers’ quarter-century of success in the field of youth development, this training will provide participants with an immersive overview of the evidence-based philosophies and approaches that have made the program unique and effective.

The format will include lecture/presentation, experiential learning and community-building activities, as well as provide a platform for participants to share their own expertise and experience.

A former training participant, Austin Muir, Waypoint Coordinator at Chewonki, expressed: “Meredith Lynt did a fantastic job with both guiding us through the Trekkers curriculum and also incorporating the diverse thoughts and experiences of the group.”

This 3-day training is hosted in Rockland, Maine, at the Steel House South building. Anyone with an interest and passion for youth development is welcome. The training dates are October 29-31, 2018. For our inaugural class, we are offering a 50% discount. At sign-up use discount code “aspire” and pay only $900!

The price includes program materials, continental breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks each day. Travel and lodging expenses as well as dinners each evening are not included. For those traveling from out of town, please inquire for local lodging recommendations and discounts. Scholarships are available and may be requested by emailing TTI Director Meredith Lynt, For additional information and registration please visit:

The Trekkers Training Institute is dedicated to improving outcomes for young people by providing training, coaching, and other professional development opportunities in some of the most effective and tested youth development techniques and principles. With a commitment to meeting young people and the adults that care for them where they are, our work is driven by the idea that relationships are critical in keeping youth on an aspirational trajectory and therefore vital for the future of thriving communities. For more information about the Trekkers Training Institute, please visit

The Chewonki Waypoint Program draws on Chewonki’s outdoor education experience and facilities across Maine to provide participants from RSU1 with opportunities for outdoor learning, ongoing mentorship, civic responsibility, an expanding worldview, and focused preparation for life after high school. For more information, please visit:

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