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Jim CummingsFounder / Director of UrbanTREKKERS

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UrbanTrekkers' mission is to be an outdoor, hands-on, up-close learning and mentoring program, where the world is our classroom. We travel to places beyond students' everyday lives, to sites where learning comes alive and students have room to grow. 

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UrbanTrekkers' expeditions and boat-building adventures are designed to educate and empower youth. Learn more about our current travels and builds and what's to come!

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Assateague Island 2021

Nov 12, 2021
“When I first came on this trip, I didn’t think I would like it. But now that I’m here, I’m glad I came.” I heard this profound sentence from a student while we were standing looking out across the dunes of Assateague Island. This response was not an unusual summation for the trip and the kids that went on it. Many of the students, 9th graders from UrbanPromise Academy, had never been camping...