March 15, 1947 - February 5, 2012
The DREAM Program and all of its particpants mourn the passing of Lowell Richards, Dartmouth Alumnus and Friend of DREAM. Our sincerest regrets to the family of this wonderful man and big dreamer.
Camp DREAM, our beautiful, rustic, 50-acre property on Metcalf Pond in rural Fletcher, Vermont, has been an integral member of DREAM since 2004. What better way to celebrate the past decade than a party? More info coming soon!
We want to share a very heartfelt thank you to all of the friends and supporters who helped DREAM build our most successful Summer Fundraising Campaign to date. Our combined efforts this year raised $36,500. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated by spreading the word and seeking support on our behalf. A special thanks to the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation and StickK.com for giving DREAM challenge grants to help us meet our fundraising goals.
Enrico is joining DREAM Philadelphia as a new Program Empowerment Director. He is coming to DREAM after spending the previous year serving as an AmeriCorps member with WINGS for kids, an educational after-school program for youth at risk based in Charleston, SC. Enrico graduated in May 2013 from the College of Charleston, double majoring in Political Science and Studio Art with a minor in Russian Studies. Enrico draws, writes, and reads in his spare time and also thoroughly enjoys anime, Batman, hip-hop, and ESPN.
Synthia has been involved with mentoring and tutoring all of her life and is thrilled to join the DREAM Team! Hailing the great state of Texas where she was reared, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Loyola University New Orleans in 2012 and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy in May 2014. While studying in college, she was the program leader for Children Are Reason Enough (CARE) with the Loyola University Community Action Program, hosted a winter educational camp in Kingston, Jamaica with the Ignacio Volunteers in 2010, tutored high school students with the Boston International Newcomers Academy, and mentored with Big Sister Boston. She currently works as a Program Empowerment Director in the DREAM Office in Philly. Outside of DREAM, Synthia is reading, volunteering with the Girl Scouts & Chosen 300 Ministries (a food kitchen), being active in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated & Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity for Women, playing her Sims, and being an avid anime geek!
DREAMstock is our annual mentor retreat that takes place in Vermont. DREAM mentors from all over Vermont and, for the first time, Boston and Philadelphia will attend the retreat, which features sessions aimed at improving Local Programs as well as fostering community amongst all DREAM volunteers and staff. Team building, fun times and food will be abundant, and everyone at DREAM is looking forward to meeting new mentors during this exciting weekend!
Back to School – Philadelphia DREAM Mentors
Wednesday, August 27
University of Pennsylvania
Monday, August 25
While summer for The DREAM Program is coming to a close, the upcoming fall season brings exciting developments. Within the office environment where DREAM’s staff work and serve each day, none of these developments are as exciting as the new staff members that join as trusted members of our team. Outside of our offices, youth are preparing to start school and our veteran mentors are returning to campus to begin recruiting new DREAM mentors from the incoming freshman class at each of our partner colleges.