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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