A Leader in Youth Development

 

For 25 years, Trekkers has been cultivating the inherent strengths of young people through the power of long-term mentoring relationships. Our evidence-based best practices and principles have become a model of exemplary programming in the field of youth development.

 

Programming

Our youth mentoring program utilizes outdoor, experiential, and travel-based education to strengthen resiliency, raise aspirations, and increase connections between young people and their communities.

Training

Trekkers Training Institute provides training, coaching and professional development opportunities based on our evidence-based principles and practices.

WHY IS TREKKERS IMPORTANT?

Since 1994, Trekkers has been providing long-term, mentoring relationships to hundreds of students from Midcoast Maine. Our students consistently report statistically significant positive change in indicators of resilience, reflection, empathy, trust, and optimism.

Research shows that young people in these kinds of programs are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college, 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions.

ALUMNI STORY

Adriana Lombardo

Adriana Lombardo

Adriana Lombardo, Class of 2010 Since graduating in 2010, I have attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. As a part of my Associates program, I participated in an 18-week internship at a farm-to-table restaurant in...

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

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ALUMNI STORY

Alec Young

Alec Young

Alec Young, Class of 2010 Alec Young (pictured on left) with fellow Georges Valley classmate from 2010, Nick Smith, after induction into the Senior Skull Honor Society.After graduating from Georges Valley High School in 2010, Alec attending the...

NEWS

Runners and Walkers Enjoy 6th Annual Trekkers Thomaston Trek

Runners and Walkers Enjoy 6th Annual Trekkers Thomaston Trek

Runners and Walkers Enjoy 6th Annual Trekkers Thomaston Trek THOMASTON —More than 106 people, young and young at heart, ran or walked on Sunday, June 2nd to celebrate Trekkers’ 6th annual Thomaston Trek. This year’s 5K/10K run & 5K walk...

Earth Flow +  Fire Yoga Class to Benefit Trekkers on June 9

Earth Flow +  Fire Yoga Class to Benefit Trekkers on June 9

Earth Flow +  Fire Yoga Class to Benefit Trekkers on June 9 Sweat for a cause! Earth Flow  + Fire hot yoga studio, 315 Main St., Rockland is teaming up with Trekkers for a benefit class on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 pm. All proceeds from the...

We are tremendously grateful for the generosity of the many individuals,
businesses, charitable organizations, foundations, and local communities who make our work possible. 

 

JOIN TREKKERS IN INVESTING IN YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE FUTURE OF MAINE.

AmeriCorps Serving Here

Through the AmeriCorps Aspiration Program, Trekkers engages two AmeriCorps members each year to act as group leaders and mentors for youth in Knox County. Working closely with Trekkers’ staff, AmeriCorps members support core programming and expeditions. AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. For more information visit: www.NationalService.gov

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