Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring

Purpose Statement

The DREAM Program is a mentoring organization that pairs college students with youth from nearby affordable housing communities. Our chapter at Harvard works with Putnam Gardens, a community that is only a 10 minute walk away from campus. The goals of the program are to empower mentees to make informed decisions, recognize their options, and achieve their dreams. Our core values are: transparency, empowerment through ownership, contagious energy, supportive community, safety, encouraging dreaming, inclusion, and building responsible citizens. Student mentors stay paired with the same mentee throughout their time at Harvard, building strong, lasting relationships of mutual trust and support. Students meet with their mentees Friday afternoons to participate in a range of activities designed to explore cultural experiences, encourage community service, and/or simply promote bonding between mentor/mentee pairs.

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