DREAMstock - Vermont

Thu, 2014-08-28 15:48 -- ahurwitz

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!

Introducing DREAM's New AmeriCorps Members for 2014

Thu, 2014-08-28 14:04 -- kedwards

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. 

Adam Hurwitz

Program Empowerment VISTA

Adam joined DREAM as a VYT VISTA Program Empowerment Director, providing support to mentors at Champlain College, Middlebury College, and Johnson State College, who partner with Birchwood Manor, Pine Meadow/John Graham Court and the Johnson Community respectively.  He moved to Burlington, Vermont after graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2012 with degrees in Psychology and Spanish.  Since then, he has worked as a Spanish tutor, a ropes course Program Facilitator, and a Graduate Assistant within the St. Michael’s College Department of Education. When he’s not in the office or taking part in mentor-led DREAM activities, you can find him chilling on his porch with a good book, hooping it up at the park, or rocking out to some stellar tunes.

Back to School - Vermont Mentors

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:51 -- kedwards

Back to School – Vermont DREAM Mentors

Monday, August 25
Champlain College
College of St.Joseph
Johnson State College
University of Vermont

Monday, September 1
Saint Michael's College

Tuesday, September 2
Bennington College
Green Mountain College

Monday, September 8
Middlebury College

Monday, September 15
Dartmouth College

Kylie Edwards

Program Empowerment VISTA
802.338.8936

Kylie is the Program Empowerment Director for Dartmouth College's three DREAM programs serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Vermont Youth Tomorrow.  Kylie graduated from Saint Michael's College with a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology in 2009.  Kylie was a mentor and summer intern with DREAM while at SMC.  It was through her experiences in college and her time in the DREAM communities that she acquired a passion for learning about new cultures.  Since graduating, Kylie has worked with youth at-risk in various settings in Vermont, Wisconsin, India, and South Carolina.  Kylie can be found seeking out new cultural experiences within her community.  Kylie is excited to be back in Vermont and to be working with DREAM

Ariana Walk

Program Empowerment VISTA
802.681.3982
Ariana is the Program Empowerment Director serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Vermont Youth Tomorrow. She works with the Poultney/Green Mountain College program, Willowbrook/Bennington College program, and the Hickory Street & Forest Park/College of St. Joseph program. She dropped everything to join DREAM all the way from Norfolk, Virginia where she got her BS in Psychology. She also had minors in the study of Criminal Justice and Human Services. Ariana had spent her last 5 years in Virginia serving the community working for non-profits that specialized in serving victims of crime, adults with disabilities, and families working through addiction. She had also spent time volunteering at an after-school program for youth in Norfolk. Her interests include mental health, the outdoors, and community service. In her free time, Ariana loves to paint, meditate, and try new things. 

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