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Northwoods DREAM Monthly Snapshot November 2013 Program Happenings and Highlights • • •

The Northwoods Local Program accepted 10 amazing new mentors this month! Northwoods mentors visited the community to hold Community Dinner on November 5th. Mentors and mentees made tasty fajitas together in the community center! Two teens from Northwoods attended the Teen Futures Retreat in Richmond, Vermont, hosted by DREAM staff. The retreat was designed for the older teens, with engaging conversations about options available to them, career paths, and life after high school! The group watched The Opiate Effect, an important film about opiate use in Vermont. The teens left with valuable resources and in good spirits, ready to start thinking about their futures! The Northwoods Local Program celebrated their Culminating Experience with a trip to the Ben and Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vermont, where the group went on a tour, played outside and ate lots of ice cream! Mentees are sad to say goodbye, but are looking forward to the mentors’ return in January.

Participants Mentees

Mentors

Total: 24 • Females: 10 • Males: 14

Total: 30 • Females: 17 • Males: 13

Weekly Programming with Children •

Northwoods DREAM organized 3 successful DREAM Fridays this month. Mentee and mentor pairs have been enjoying activities on campus with mostly one on one afternoons.

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,

Kate Cahalane Program Empowerment Director kcahalane@dreamprogram.org 802.338.8936

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


The DREAM Program, Northwoods, November, 2013