ROCKLAND — In early 2023, Rockland-based nonprofit youth mentoring organization, Trekkers, invited businesses from across the community to answer its annual call for support. As of today, several businesses have signed on at varying levels of support, with financial gifts or in-kind donations.
Sponsorships support the organization and make youth programs possible all year round. Trekkers’ youth programs follow a unique 6-year model and utilizes long-term mentoring and experiential learning opportunities.
“After almost three decades in the community, the program has shown to help young people significantly increase key resilience skills, improve relationships with peers and adults, and develop aspirations for the future throughout the adolescent years,” said Trekkers, in a news release.
Business sponsorships help provide youth with transformational travel, outdoor, and experiential learning experience, according to Trekkers. Generous community support provides young people access to long-term mentoring relationships with trained Program Managers and caring adults from the community.
Below is a full list of Trekkers’ 2023 sponsors who have contributed.
“Please consider patronizing these businesses, who support community organizations like Trekkers,” said Trekkers.
If interested in supporting Trekkers financially or in-kind, you can find more information about the ways to give here or contact Director of Development, Kate Elmes at Kate@trekkers.org to discuss options.
“Thank you sponsors,” said the release.
Lead Level: Spectrum, Fisher Engineering, Naretiv, Adventure Advertising
Advocate Level: Central Maine Power, Machias Savings Bank, Bay Chiropractic Center, Ocean Pursuits
Champion Level: MaineHealth, City + Harbor, Dead River Company, Lyman-Morse, Monhegan Boat Company, Maine Coast Orthodontics, Horch Roofing, The Grasshopper Shop, J. Edward Knight & Company, Thomaston Family Dentistry
Mentor Level: Saint George Realty, Bangor Savings Bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Steel-Pro Incorporated, Joe French’s Quality Car Care, Island Institute, Allen Insurance and Financial, Rockport Steel, Camden Hills Dentistry, Maine Boats Homes & Harbors, Granite Coast Orthodontics
Supporter Level: The White Glove Experience, Camden Real Estate Company, Mount Pleasant Dental Care, Symmetree, Applewood Dental, Clean Bee Laundry, Breakwater Design & Build, Viking Inc, Renys, Hedstrom Electric, Maine Coast Construction, Taxes Plus, Fabian Oil
About Trekkers: For over 25 years, non-profit organization Trekkers has been dedicated to helping young people thrive. Through its unique 6-year mentoring and expeditionary learning model, research shows Trekkers helps students increase skills in resiliency, ability to build positive relationships, and develop aspirations for the future.
To learn more, visit the website at trekkers.org.