The mission of DREAM is to build communities of families and college students that support children from disadvantaged circumstances to recognize opportunities, make informed decisions, and realize their dreams.

Founded in 1999 by Dartmouth College students, DREAM is a non-profit mentoring program that pairs college students with children living in affordable housing developments in Vermont. DREAM stands for Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring.

We hope to form and develop genuine connections between students, children, parents, and the greater Burlington community. Through this relationship we seek to empower our mentees through the belief in the power of a loving and understanding committed relationship. DREAM facilitates activities such as arts and crafts, sports, apple picking, visits to the Saint Michael’s fire and rescue station and much, much more. We also have other events and field trips throughout the year. 

Mentoring with DREAM requires an application and interview as well as a 4 year commitment to the program. Application are available in September.

Student Leader Contact: DREAM Franklin Square - Caroline Hart '19

  DREAM Winchester Place- Margaret McKeon '19

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