North Country Trail Association

Next Generation Coalition

The Next Generation Coalition is a program of the North Country Trail Association aimed at increasing the engagement of young adult volunteers across the North Country National Scenic Trail.

The program recruits an annual cohort of members, ages 18-35, in our eight NCNST states to engage with local Chapters and Affiliates, attend trail projects and events, and build community with other cohort members and the trail community. Coalition members participate in activities focused on the program’s pillars: Trail Building and Maintenance, Marketing and Outreach, and Advocacy.

The Next Generation Coalition will be recruiting a new cohort in 2023. Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime, we encourage you to volunteer directly with your local NCTA Chapter.

Header photo by Felicia Hokenstad