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6154 South Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH
Phone: (603) 646-3350
Fax: (603) 646-2645
Email: Tucker.Foundation@Dartmouth.EDU

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Tucker Student Spotlight

Julia Roper '15

Julia Roper '15
Student Director of Tucker Fellowships

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Lynden, WA

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Program Description

Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, 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!


Time Commitment

  • Application process every fall: accepted students start mentoring during winter term
  • Accepted applicants must undergo 2-4 hours of training during the fall
  • Mentoring sessions every Friday from 3:45 to 5:45 on the Dartmouth campus
  • All day "culminating" trip at the end of every term.


  • If eligible, mentors are required to become driver approved
  • New mentors are required to become microbus and van certified

Contact Information

- Blitz DREAM

- Call 603-646-3350

- Stop by the Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks Hall

Last Updated: 10/9/14