Trekkers invite seventh graders to apply for program

Jan 16, 2020

Knox County — Trekkers is gearing up to welcome 40 new seventh graders from its six-town service area of Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, South Thomaston, Owls Head and Rockland.

Any seventh grader who resides in one of these towns and is interested in learning about becoming a Trekker is invited with their family to attend the community meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Oceanside Middle School cafeteria.

Becoming a Trekker means joining a group of around 20 students for a six-year learning and mentorship program. Each group meets regularly and develops solid relationships with each other, peer leaders, their Program Manager and a network of community volunteers. Over the course of the program, students will plan and embark on expeditions, community service projects, adventure-based and cultural awareness opportunities, and explore aspirations for their future.

This meeting is mandatory for any seventh grade family starting the program. Staff will discuss the seventh grade program in detail and give an overview of the entire six-year program through grade 12.

Staff will be available to answer questions and provide details about the application process. If anyone is unable to attend the community meeting, they can contact Lindsey Veilleux at lindsey@trekkers.org or 594-5095 to learn about the program and next steps.

Applications will be available at the meeting and are due to the Trekkers office by March 9. Applications will also be available online at trekkers.org after Feb. 4 or at the Trekkers office, located at 58 Park Street, Suite 202, Rockland.

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