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Tucker Foundation
6154 South Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-3350
Fax: (603) 646-2645
Email: Tucker.Foundation@Dartmouth.EDU

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 Brett Losen '14

Brett Losen '14
Foundation Office Assistant

Majors: Classics, minor in Biology

Hometown: Calmar, IA

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Prison Project

Program Description

The Southeast State Correctional Facility is a men’s minimum security prison located about 30 minutes from Dartmouth in Windsor, VT.  Prison Project aims to provide a stable source of enrichment and empowerment to the men through the many programs we run at the facility.  


Such programs are:

  • Creative Writing: Dartmouth students provide prompts and lead sharing and discussion of authors' work.
  • World of Work: Dartmouth students facilitate this job re-entry curriculum that helps inmates to prepare to enter/re-enter the job force.  Volunteers help inmates to identify the education programs they can participate in to receive certain vocational certifications, assist with resume writing and host mock job interviews.
  • The Video Project: filming fathers reading children’s books.  This footage is then edited by volunteers and transferred to DVD and sent to their children as a “bedtime story”.
  • Recreation: Volunteers encourage teamwork and communication in a variety of activities such as basketball, volleyball, etc.
The ultimate goal of the project is to create an opportunity for change. Residents gain self-esteem, motivation, and confidence through developing a connection to Prison Project volunteers and the world outside prison walls.

Requirements

Time Commitment

  • Mentors attend mandatory training and evaluation meetings
  • 2-3 hours per week for volunteering at the prison
  • An additional 1-2 hours per term for training, discussion and de-briefing meetings

Transportation

  • If eligible, volunteers are required to become driver approved
  • Access to Tucker vehicles (after driver approval) is available

Contact Information

- Blitz Prison Project

- Call 603-646-3350

- Stop by the Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks Hall

Last Updated: 11/2/12