7th Grade Students Invited to Apply to Trekkers!

by | Jan 11, 2024

Students in canoes on a lake

Team Zenith during their Canoe Orientation, Spring 2023

7th Grade Students Invited to Apply to Trekkers

Trekkers invites all seventh graders that live in Rockland, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Cushing, Owls Head, and St. George to apply to join. A Community Meeting for students and families will be held later this month for those who want to learn about the program and details to apply.

Now in its 30th year, the nonprofit organization Trekkers offers youth mentoring programs to students in the midcoast. The six-year program begins in seventh grade and lasts through twelfth grade. Each team builds relationships through short weekend trips and day trips. They meet regularly to plan a longer expedition, which may include community service, outdoor activities like hiking or canoeing, as well as learning about the environment, new cultures, and perspectives. Older high school students also learn how to set goals and learn strategies to prepare for life after high school. Watch the video here.

Learn more about Trekkers and how to apply by joining the Community Meeting:
January 30, 2024, at 6PM 
Oceanside Middle School Cafeteria
Applications are due March 1st

*If this meeting time is not convenient but you still want to apply, please reach out to Brandon Leppanen, Program Director at [email protected] or call 207-594-5095 to learn about Trekkers (and details like dues and fundraisers, what to expect, and to access the application.)

All seventh graders from Rockland, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Cushing, Owls Head, and St. George are eligible and invited to apply, regardless of financial ability. Trekkers has opportunities for families so that all students may join, regardless of ability to pay dues.

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About Trekkers: For 30 years, the nonprofit organization Trekkers has been dedicated to helping young people thrive. Through its unique six-year mentoring and expeditionary learning program, research shows programs help to increase students’ resiliency skills, ability to build positive relationships, and develop aspirations for the future.

To learn more, visit the website at trekkers.org.