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USM student working as AmeriCorps Vista Summer Associates with Trekkers

USM student Jordan Carpenter is pictured on the left

USM student Jordan Carpenter returned to Midcoast Maine this summer as an AmeriCorps Vista summer associate, working for a non-profit group that helped her as a teenager.

The group is Trekkers, an outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education.

"Carpenter has been a volunteer leader for multiple Trekkers expeditions," according to Knox County's Village Soup publication. "After graduating from Oceanside, she began studying English with a Teacher Education Pathway (7-12 grades) at the University of Southern Maine, and wants to study experiential education. Her primary responsibility at Trekkers this summer will be participating as a leader on expeditions, as well as creating and executing a mentoring workshop for the Collaborative for Perpetual Innovation’s Maine Event: Creating Positive Climates for Youth."

In the photo, she is pictured on the left, beside fellow associate Matthew Ansart.

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