Welcome to Our Chapter
The DREAM - Merrimack Chapter is a student group focused on building pride and community. We promote disability awareness through events, trainings and sharing our stories, and we support one another through mentorship.
DREAM stands for Disability Rights Education Activism and Mentorship, see more information about DREAM below. The DREAM - Merrimack Chapter is led by students, for students. We would love for you to join us and help us promote pride and community! The group’s staff advisor is Mo John (Accessibility Services Specialist) and the group’s student leaders are the following:
- Sara Berg (DREAM President)
- Annie Snyder (DREAM Vice President)
- Katie Packard (DREAM Vice-President)
- Sofia Quinci (DREAM Secretary)
- TBD (DREAM Treasurer)
A National Program
National DREAM is a part of the National Center for College Students with Disabilities, under the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission includes the following: “DREAM advocates for student rights, increased accessibility, social and policy change, and aims to provide support and mentorship to local campus disability groups and individual students.”
A Network of Support
Our program builds relationships with peers in a variety of ways, including mentorships. Being a mentor can involve anything from getting coffee, going to a sporting event or being a friend. We try to partner people with similar interests as much as possible.
For First-Year Students: This is a great way to start off your year and meet other students. College is a big transition and this is a great opportunity to do this transition alongside someone who has had similar experiences as you. If you are interested in being part of the mentorship program, please go to the First-Year Student Mentorship Sign-Up.
For Returning Students: There are two types of mentorship options. One option is being a mentor for incoming freshmen. The other option is being a peer mentor alongside a sophomore, junior or senior. In this case, peer mentors are both mentors and mentees to one another. If you are interested in being part of the mentorship program, go to the Returning Student Mentorship Sign-Up.