Grantee Spotlight

“Revolution of Values”

DREAM is a groundbreaking organization that has grown from a student run program at Dartmouth College into Vermont’s largest community-based mentoring organization. DREAM has established an innovative approach to mentoring that concentrates on developing the strengths of communities and neighborhoods of underserved and often geographically isolated populations of youth. “Village Mentoring” represents a shift away from traditional one-on-one mentoring to a more community oriented approach that focuses on establishing positive peer groups to promote constructive use of time spent outside of school. Our model helps empower children to recognize their options and provides them opportunities and self-confidence needed to achieve successful futures.