Trekkers has received a $1,000 grant from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment in support of this year’s expansion of Trekkers’ programming for seventh- through 12th-grade students.

Speaking about the grant funding that will help make these programs possible this year, Trekkers’ Executive Director Don Carpenter said, “We are very grateful for Maine Community Foundation’s ongoing support of our students and expansion efforts to serve more students from the local community. This grant from MCF will help us schedule and complete concurrent programs for two groups of Trekkers students at one time. With expanded enrollment and a busy expedition schedule, we are truly grateful for the flexibility this additional equipment will provide us in serving additional youth.”

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