Trekkers add new staff member, new projects

Dec 09, 2013
Rose Swan has been hired as a special projects coordinator at Trekkers.

Thomaston — Trekkers, a nonprofit outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, continues its six-year expansion with the addition of a special projects coordinator.

Rose Swan, a Dixfield native, has joined the Trekkers staff to coordinate two new projects for local youth.

In the role of special projects coordinator, Swan will help launch two new projects for Trekkers. One is an exciting new program to help 11th and 12th-grade students discover what they are passionate about during their high school career, helping them become more successful in making their future goals a reality.

This program will also help juniors and seniors connect their developing passions to real-world opportunities within the local business community through internships. Swan will be developing the curriculum for this program, as well as recruiting student interns and prospective employers to host them. It is Trekkers’ hope that this project, made possible by a gift from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc., will help students be better prepared when choosing a college option or seeking a particular career path.

Another project that Swan will be coordinating involves Trekkers’ new partnership with the Program in Education and Afterschool Resiliency, a joint initiative between Harvard University and McClean Hospital in Boston. PEAR creates and fosters evidence-based initiatives to help young people learn, dream, and thrive. Its programs and projects are established in the Boston Public School System and are also being replicated in other parts of the country. This project will help build even more resiliency and academic success for the local youth that Trekkers serves.

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