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Poultney DREAM Monthly Snapshot October 2013 Program Happenings and Highlights • Four Poultney mentors attended DREAMstock, DREAM’s annual retreat for mentors from across Vermont. They met mentors from other programs and attended a wide variety of sessions, including DREAM 101, Poverty Literacy, and Building and Sustaining Relationships with Families. • Mentors recruited and welcomed 6 new mentors to DREAM! Participants Mentees


Total: 11 • Females: 5 • Males: 6

Total: 13 • Females: 10 • Males: 3

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Mentees competed in a series of mentor-led activities such as stacking cups, blowing bubbles with bubble gum, and picking up fruit loops with a piece of pasta without using their hands. The winners had their accomplishments recorded in a DREAM Book of Records. Mentors and mentees spent one Wednesday doing small group activities, such as taking a trip to the Green Mountain College farm and reading in the library. Mentors and mentees played group games. One Wednesday, half the group attended a high school football game, while the other half did Halloween-themed crafts. The group celebrated Halloween with a dance party, complete with a DJ!

Thank you for your ongoing support of DREAM. If you would like additional or more detailed information, please contact me by email or by phone. DREAM big, Ali Siegel Program Empowerment VISTA 802.681.3982

Office: 30 Community Drive, South Burlington, VT | Mail: P.O. Box 361, Winooski, VT 05404│ (802) 338-8979 |

The DREAM Program, Poultney, October, 2013  
The DREAM Program, Poultney, October, 2013  

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