12th Grade

Trekkers offers a six month program that culminates in a five-day winter wilderness trip for seniors who have been with the program since 7th grade. Knowing that these students will graduate in a few months, the focus of this trip will be to symbolically mark the end of their high school experience through a rites of passage celebration. Trekker adult mentors and the natural world will team up to help enable students to find meaning and guidance during this major turning point in their life, as well as cultivate a new vision for their lives.


12th Grade News and Expedition Reports:
Trekkers’ 12th graders from Team North Face returned from a 36-hour wilderness solo during the Rites of Passage Expedition. Pictured in front row (left to right): Andy Bird, Mackenzie Murray, Kristina Ferguson, Alaina Ennamorati-Trekkers, Julia Kurr, Katie Jacob- AmeriCorps, Lauryn Arsenault and Robbie Carroll. Pictured in back row (left to right): Silas Miller, Jordan Carpenter, Michael McGuire, Jacob Cormier, Nick Crawford-Crudell, Jason Reese and Nick Upham.

Trekkers Students From Team North Face Complete Rites of Passage Program

Eleven 12th graders from Team North Face completed the Trekkers Rites of Passage program, bringing closure to their six-year Trekkers experience and helping them move to the next phase of their life. Trekkers’ Senior Manager of Programs Alaina Ennamorati, with the help of a team of dedicated volunte… Read More

Trekkers Students From Team Patagonia Complete Rites of Passage Program

Trekkers Students From Team Patagonia Complete Rites of Passage Program

Nine 12th graders from Team Patagonia completed the Trekkers Rites of Passage program, bringing closure to their six-year Trekkers experience and helping them move to the next phase of their life. Trekkers’ Program Manager Hannah Tannebring, with the help of a team of dedicated volunteers and Trekk… Read More

Trekkers’ 12th graders from Team Puma head out for a 28-hour wilderness solo during the Rites of Passage Expedition.

Trekkers Students Complete Rites of Passage Program

  Ten 12th graders from Team Puma completed the Trekkers Rites of Passage program, bringing closure to their six-year Trekkers experience and helping them move to the next phase of their life. Trekkers’ Senior Manager of Programs, Alaina Ennamorati, with the help of a team of dedicated voluntee… Read More

12th Grade Trekkers Complete Leadership Training

12th Grade Trekkers Complete Leadership Training

In January 2017, the Trekkers Senior Leadership team spent a jam-packed weekend at Kieve working on goal setting and learning the art of facilitation. Team Puma and Panther leaders were supported by several Trekkers staff and alumni volunteers. The weekend was facilitated by a few Trekkers staff; Mere… Read More