Mission: A outdoor-based mentoring program that helps young people discover and develop their inherent strengths to promote personal growth through: long-term relationships, experiential programming, a network of community supports and trains others to do the same.
Programs: During fye 8/31/17, the organization conducted more than 20 expeditionary excursions to various locations in the continental united states, each encompassing core values of community service, cross-cultural appreciation, and adventure-based education. The expeditions have a high ratio of adult mentors to participating youth, with the goal of creating meaningful connections between students and caring adults, offering safe places for young people to be heard, trusted, respected and loved, and teaching the disipline of self-determination, active responsiblity, and other life skills. Approximately 240 youths participated in trekkers activities during fye 08/31/17.
trekkers training institute was developed to train other communities, agencies and individuals in trekkers youth programming principles. During fye 8/31/17, eight individuals from separate maine based non-profit agencies spent 3 months in immersive training with the institute.