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VYDC-The DREAM Program, Inc. (Camp DREAM)
 
 
 
The DREAM Program, Inc. is a Vermont-based mentoring organization that pairs college students with children living in low-income housing communities in long-lasting, positive mentoring relationships. The mission of the program is to “build communities of families and college students that empower children from affordable housing neighborhoods to recognize their options, make informed decisions, and achieve their dreams.” We achieve our mission by mixing best practices of one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring, and community development with weekly visits to college campuses, adventure trips, and free summer and winter residential camping experiences at Camp DREAM. The DREAM Program, Inc was incorporated in November of 2001 co-founded by two graduating Dartmouth College mentors. Nearly 12 years later, DREAM has expanded its Vermont program to include the Boston area, and we are still growing! Ten years later DREAM is present at nine college campuses in Vermont and New Hampshire. In Vermont alone, we serve over 250 children and boast an alumni organization of almost 1,200 mentors and children. In 2004, DREAM purchased 50 acres of land in Fletcher, Vermont to provide a summer and winter residential camp to the children and mentors of DREAM. And in 2010 DREAM was named #14 of the Best 50 Companies for whom to work by Outside Magazine! VYDC members will have a large, immediate impact on the youth who attend Camp DREAM this summer. Members will work both directly and indirectly with youth between the ages of 8-18 to help them build their own communities and achieve greater self-confidence, all through challenging, engaging, and fun activities. DREAM works with children who live in some of the most at-risk neighborhoods in Vermont. DREAM is the only mentoring program that has organically developed to meet the very unique needs and challenges of this population and seek to address poverty holistically, one youth at a time.
 
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Member Duties : VYDC members share a wide range of duties including programming, supervision, physical maintenance, meal preparation, general camp operations, and more. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Nutrition: Working with all staff to create a meaningful food culture at camp, one that campers can participate in and incorporate into their lives and choices at home and utilizing the camp garden, clay oven, and The Farm Between (local farm) in meal planning and prep. Physical activity: Leading activities and games, including swimming, canoeing, sailing, sports, hiking, mountain biking. Managing volunteers: Collaborating with other volunteers and staff on camp programming for approximately 25 campers at a time and Helping to provide positive support to teen Counselors-in-Training. Capacity-building: Preparing camp staff binders and planning curriculum for camp sessions. Military families: Documenting and providing support for youth in military families.
 
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Lifeguard Certification ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Youth Development ,  Cover & Res. Car rec’mnd. ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
VYDC-The DREAM Program, Inc. (Camp DREAM)

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2014  -   09/01/2014

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some College

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/18/2014  To  06/15/2014 

Contact Jessi Engelke
PO Box 627
Montpelier   VT   05601
802-229-9151
vyt.vydc.recruitment@gmail.com
tinyurl.com/kzadwlu
 
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Listing ID 48837


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