ROCKPORT — Trekkers will be exhibiting at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Expo 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Samoset Resort, Knox County Ballroom in booth No. 75. Staff members from Trekkers will be on hand to talk about the organization, its mission and programs, the Trekkers Training Institute and ways to get involved.
The Expo is free admission and opens to the public from 2-7 p.m. There will be more than 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 5-7 p.m., 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 24 years ago with a model built upon the principle that programs don’t change lives, relationships do. Trekkers provides educational programs to more than 240 seventh through 12th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.
Trekkers 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 11, call the Trekkers office at 594-5095, or visit us at www.trekkers.org.