Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trekkers is Exhibiting at Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo on April 12

Rockport, Maine - Trekkers will be exhibiting at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo at the Samoset Resort on Wednesday, April 12 from 2-7pm. The Trekkers booth will be located in the Knox County Ballroom in booth #75. Staff members from Trekkers will be on hand to talk about the organization, its mission and their expeditionary learning programs for local youth.

The Expo is free admission and opens to the public from 2-7pm. There will be over 100 exhibitors, including community service organizations as well as local businesses ranging from manufacturing to business services. There will be a Chamber of Commerce Business-After-Hours reception from 5-7pm, with food and beverage, which is also open to the public.

Trekkers is an outdoor-based, youth mentoring organization that connects young people with caring adults through community service, expeditionary learning and adventure-based education. Their mentoring programs began over 23 years ago with a model built upon the principle that programs don’t change lives, relationships do.  Trekkers provides educational programs to more than 200 7th through 12th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.

Trekkers has just completed their sixth year of an expansion to serve more students, and has an increasing need for caring adult volunteers. In addition to helping with programs and expeditions, volunteers can support Trekkers by tutoring or mentoring students, helping with fundraising events and assisting with administrative tasks. Volunteer support of programming and operations provides Trekkers with the resources necessary to continue providing quality services to our youth for modest student dues. In addition to student dues, Trekkers relies primarily on individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations to fund programs and operations. In-kind donations—non-monetary contributions of goods or services—also help the organization minimize costs. Information about volunteering and ways to support Trekkers and its students will be available at the Business Expo.

If you would like to learn more about Trekkers, please visit the booth during the Business Expo on April 12, call the Trekkers office at 594-5095, or visit us at www.trekkers.org.

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