It all started with Sara
Sara was in love with the world. We were all in love with her.
Each person who knew Sara Leone has their own special memories, but the reasons we are all missing Sara are the same. Sara was in love with life -- always that beautiful smile on her face and always in the middle of the action. It would brighten your day just to be around her. Her sense of humor was both clever & contagious. She had a way of putting you at ease with her laugh and her ability to make fun of herself. But, behind her devilish smile was a strong determination - striving to do her best at everything she tackled. Her small size never kept her down. She approached the challenges of each day not just with intensity, but compassion. Sara was a leader by example. She did not work to put herself first, but chose instead to include everyone - hoping to bring everyone along together. She was the perfect teammate - caring and giving - friendly to all and a good friend to many. Read Sara's poem on the importance of being yourself.
When Sara was lost in a car accident in July 2005, she became the spark behind the founding of Teens To Trails. In her brief 15 years, Sara developed an amazing passion for life and learning kindled by her connection with the outdoors. Sara personified all that can be gleaned from nature - if we just stop, look and listen.
Teens To Trails promotes the simple concept of high school Outing Clubs as a vehicle for providing opportunities for ALL teens to have safe access to healthy outdoor adventures. Outing Clubs bring students of all backgrounds and levels of experience together in the spirit of adventure and comradery. Inspired by the effectiveness of the Wiscasset Outing Club, of which Sara was an active member, Carol & Bob Leone founded Teens To Trails and dedicated their efforts to Sara, the leaders of the Wiscasset Outing Club, and all those who care enough to help teens connect with their natural surroundings.