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Trekkers’ Big Trek/Little Trek program receives grant award

Third grade St. George School Little Trek, Ahlivia Morris, playing Snail’s Pace Race during Trekkers fall Big Trek/Little Trek mentoring program at St. George School.
Third grade St. George School Little Trek, Ahlivia Morris, playing Snail’s Pace Race during Trekkers fall Big Trek/Little Trek mentoring program at St. George School.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013, at 5:11 p.m.
Mila Mandell, a 3rd grade student at St. George School, playing Disney’s Headbanz with her Big Trek, Oceanside High School senior Amber Hanson.
Mila Mandell, a 3rd grade student at St. George School, playing Disney’s Headbanz with her Big Trek, Oceanside High School senior Amber Hanson.

THOMASTON, MAINE – Trekkers, a local outdoor-based mentoring nonprofit, recently received a grant from Unity Foundation’s Opportunity Grants for the Big Trek/Little Trek program. The grant allowed Trekkers to purchase new board games and booklets for the Trekkers’ “Bigs” to enjoy with their “Littles.” Opportunity Grants support small projects and activities including youth, education and recreational programs. The games were purchased locally at Planet Toys in Rockland.

The Big Trek/Little Trek afterschool program is held at Lura Libby School in Thomaston and St. George School in St. George. It runs for one hour a week for seven weeks during the fall and seven weeks during the spring. The program unites high school mentors from Oceanside High School with third and fourth grade elementary school students.

During the fall session of Big Trek/Little Trek, twelve high school students completed a total of 100 volunteer hours through this program. The spring session that is currently underway has 13 matches between the two schools and will conclude at the end of March.

If you are interested in learning more about Big Trek/Little Trek, contact Program Coordinator Alaina Ennamorati at alaina@trekkers.org, or by calling 594-5095.

Trekkers serves the communities of St. George, Owls Head, Cushing, South Thomaston, Thomaston, and Rockland.

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