Teens To Trails in the News

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Teens to Trails expands outdoor programming in Maine
~ Bangor Daily News, November 15th, 2015

Students and advisers gather from nine high schools throughout Maine on Columbus Day weekend for the annual Teens To Trails Acadia Rendezvous. 

Society Notebook: "Natural Connection for Maine Teens" 
~ Portland Press Herald, September 6, 2015

Bow Ties and Bean Boots raises $20,000 for Teens to Trails, a Wiscasset girl's legacy that opens kids to the great outdoors.

PRESS RELEASE: Teens to Trails Receives 2015 Best of Brunswick Award
~ Brunswick News, September 2, 2015

Brunswick Award Program Honors the Achievement

Maine Appalachian Trail Club Donates Guidebooks To Inspire Next Generation of Trail Stewards ~ Bangor Daily News, February 26, 2015

MATC donated 30 guidebooks & maps to T3 for the members of the Association of Maine Outing Clubs

PRESS RELEASE: Sara's Scholarship: Teens To Trails Partners with Chewonki ~ December 10, 2014

Portland Magazine's 2014 Top Ten Most Intriguing People ~ These Mainers have plenty of moxie and dare to be different, November 2014
Read about Carol Leone Intriguing Person #8

In March 2014, Founder Carol Leone was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change. All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. Every week, these Champions of Change are invited to the White House to share their ideas to win the future. Carol was selected by the White House as a "Champion of Change: Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders" for her efforts to engage communities and youth in environmental stewardship and conservation.  Read about White House honor.

Maine's Teens To Trails Honored by White House ~ Bangor Daily News, March 20, 2014

Teens To Trails concept could spread nationwide: Maine group draws notice for creating high school outing clubs ~ Portland Press Herald, March 30, 2014

Teens To Trails Founder Honored by White House ~ Freeport Cryer, April 2014

Teens To Trails Founder Carol Leone was selected by the White House as a "Champion of Change: Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders" for her efforts to engage communities and youth in environmental stewardship and conservation...

Teens To Trails touts outings - High school outing clubs are letting nothing get in their way, including a determined group at Oxford Hills ~ Portland Press Herald, Sunday October 20th, 2013

When Acadia National Park closed two weeks ago as a result of the federal government shutdown, it put a strain on the advocacy group in Maine that supports high school outing clubs, after that group had planned a rendezvous for about 70 Maine high school youth.

Teens To Trails awards grants to outing clubs in 18 schools ~ Bangor Daily News, December 24, 2012

Teens To Trails, an organization focused on engaging Maine teens through outdoor activities, has awarded 18 grants to high school outing clubs across the state, including four that are brand-new

10 Mainers to Be Thankful For: Carol and Bob Leone of Edgecomb, founders of Teen To Trails ~ Portland Press Herald, November 22, 2012

When their two daughters were younger, Carol and Bob Leone spent much of their free time outdoors; hiking, biking, skiing, whatever. They assumed every Maine family did the same.

Quimby Foundation Helps Teens To Trails ~ Boothbay Register, November 22, 2012

Teens To Trails (or "T3") in Edgecomb is working to engage Maine Teens in the outdoors through their promotion and support of teen Outing Clubs across the state...

Teens To Trails Receive Help from Davis Conservation Foundation ~ Lincoln County News, November 8, 2012

Teens To Trails (or "T3") in Edgecomb is working to engage Maine Teens in the outdoors....

Maine's College Campuses Provide Outdoor Mentors for Teens ~ Wiscasset Newspaper, November 8, 2012

The National Park Service has announced that the Teens To Trails organization was selected to receive assistance from the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program...

Bangor hiking club marches into tenth year, outing clubs increase statewide ~ Bangor Daily News, October 24, 2012

The sun kissed the ridge of Blackcap Mountain as a chorus of primal sounds rang through the trees of Eddington — the roars and howls of middle school children as they marched away from Woodchuck Hill.....

L.L.Bean Announces 2011 Outdoor Heroes Award Winners ~ September 8, 2011

L.L.Bean customers voted for their favorite hero & L.L.Bean announced that the Leones were one of the top five winners of its Outdoor Heroes Award. The fourth annual L.L.Bean Outdoor Heroes Award recognizes extraordinary people who help to preserve and promote outdoor spaces and activities. Teens To Trails will receive a $5000 donation from L.L.Bean to further its work to engage teens in the outdoors.

T3 Founders Nominated for L.L.Bean Outdoor Heroes Award ~ July 1, 2011

Carol & Bob Leone, founders of the all-volunteer nonprofit Teens To Trails, have been selected as one of 10 nominees for this year’s L.L.Bean Outdoor Heroes Award.

Outdoor Dispatches ~ Portland Press Herald: School outing groups win Teens To Trails grants, February 6, 2011

Teens to Trails is pleased to announce this year's Outing Club grant recipients from 17 high schools across the state. They are...

Teens To Trails partners with Chewonki ~ Lincoln County News, January 13, 2011

Teens To Trails is pleased to announce that it is again partnering with the Chewonki Foundation to offer a scholarship opportunity for two Wiscasset teens...

"Get Out!" ~ Portland Press Herald, April 11, 2010

Get Out! That's the message of Teens To Trails, which seeks to inspire youth to see for themselves what's great about the outdoors...

Couple turns grief to good for Maine teens ~ March 12, 2010

The Leones believed that other high school teenagers would -- as their daughter, Sara, had -- thrive in the outdoors if given an outing club that they could ''make their own.''  Ownership, Carol Leone says, is key.

And in the two short years since starting Teens to Trails in Sara's memory after she died in a car accident, the accomplishments of the Leones' nonprofit group are fairly impressive.

Building a fresh air legacy ~ Times Record, April 6, 2009

Rebecca Slack receives Teens To Trails scholarship...

The Forecaster ~ December 4, 2008

Outing Clubs get boost from Teens To Trails grant program...

Maine Sunday Telegram ~ March 16, 2008

Teens To Trails reunites kids and nature...

Couple turns grief to good for Maine teens ~ March 12, 2008

The Leones had a hunch that high school teenagers would thrive in the outdoors if given an outing club they could call their own...

Bangor Daily News ~ January 19, 2008

Teens To Trails is a new organization that’s dedicated to helping Maine high schools develop outdoor programs and outing clubs...

No Child Left Inside ~ March 29, 2007

Last Saturday, Windham High School was a flurry of outdoor activity during Teens To Trails "At the Trailhead" Conference...

Teens To Trails Conference first of its kind ~ March 12, 2007

Outdoor experts will be conducting workshops on everything from Backpacking Essentials, Winter Camping, and Orienteering to Bike Maintenance, Nature Journaling, Ski Tuning and Cooking Over a Campfire...

Teens To Trails Conference Gets Teens Outdoors ~ March 8, 2007

As a kick-off event, Teens To Trails is bringing Maine outdoor experts together with the public for the first Teens To Trails Conference '07 to be held on March 24th at Windham High School...

Coastal Journal ~ March 1, 2007

Teens To Trails; new organization blooms from tragedy...

Portland Press Herald ~ February 21, 2007

Teens To Trails works to connect teenagers with nature...

Getting Teens Outside Focus of Teens To Trails ~ February 15, 2007

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