Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
Directing through Recreation, Education, And Mentoring was founded in 1999 by Dartmouth students seeking to form long-term, one-on-one relationships with children living in local subsidized housing communities. Today, DREAM continues to empower Dartmouth men and women to forge these relationships both on and away from the Dartmouth campus.
Every Friday afternoon, our “mentees” descend upon Hanover and spend two hours with their mentors, enjoying one-on-one time as well as group activities. Many mentors also make regular visits to their mentees’ home communities to lead Homework Clubs and host Community Dinners. In addition, mentors take participants on once-per-term “Culminating” experiences, which in past terms has been at the Boston Museum of Science, Six Flags Great Escape, and the Franklin Park Zoo.
It’s hard to overstate just how positive an influence DREAM has been in so many mentees’ lives. The best part is, mentors have as much fun as the mentees do!
- Blitz DREAM
- Call 603-646-3350
- Stop by the Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks Hall
Last Updated: 10/30/12