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Celebrating a Legacy of Leadership - Summer Shindig for Don Carpenter on August 18

Celebrating a Legacy of Leadership – Summer Shindig for Don Carpenter on August 18

Don Carpenter, former Executive Director of Trekkers, deserves a party. Mark your calendars and save Thursday, August 18 from 5:30 to 10:00 pm as a time to celebrate Carpenter’s legacy at an appreciation event at Harmony Hill Farm, Warren. Carpenter began his tenure with Trekkers in 1998 when the organi… Read More

Don Carpenter, Outgoing Executive Director of Trekkers To Lead New $2 Million Initiative To Raise Aspirations of Middle School Students In Rural Maine

Don Carpenter, Outgoing Executive Director of Trekkers To Lead New $2 Million Initiative To Raise Aspirations of Middle School Students In Rural Maine

PORTLAND, Maine – The Portland-based Lerner Foundation today announced a five-year, $2 million commitment to youth development programs focused on raising the aspirations of middle school students in rural Maine. “The Lerner Foundation wants to help more young people reach for education and traini… Read More

Trekkers Receives The Art of Stewardship 2015 Recognition Award

Trekkers Receives The Art of Stewardship 2015 Recognition Award

The Art of Stewardship, a private foundation that encourages stewardship of the earth and environmental awareness through the arts, has selected Trekkers, Inc. as the recipient of The Art of Stewardship 2015 Recognition Award. This award is made annually to an organization or individual that exempli… Read More

Trekkers’ Executive Director to Step Down

Trekkers’ Executive Director to Step Down

After 17 years as Trekkers’ Executive Director, Don Carpenter has decided to step down. Don, 45, informed the board of trustees of his plans in advance of its scheduled board retreat earlier this month. He will officially step down in February of 2016, ending nearly 18 years at the helm of the organization… Read More

Trekkers Receives Grant from United Mid-Coast Charities

Trekkers Receives Grant from United Mid-Coast Charities

Trekkers is the proud recipient of a recent grant from United Mid-Coast Charities. The grant will support this year’s expansion of the Advanced Trekkers program for 8th graders, the Ride Through History program for 9th graders and the Leadership Program for high school juniors and seniors. Trekkers’ L… Read More

Trekkers Is Recipient of Donation from Rockland Festival Corporation

Trekkers Is Recipient of Donation from Rockland Festival Corporation

Trekkers has received a donation from the Rockland Festival Corporation in support of the College/Career Exploration program for 11th grade students. The goal of this 5-month program is to help students identify and learn more about their post-secondary options and career interests. In addition to e… Read More