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. 

Leadership

DREAM is co-led by Sara Berg (DREAM Student Leader) and Mo John (Accessibility Services Specialist, DREAM Staff Advisor). To learn more, you can email Sara at bergs@merrimack.edu, or Mo at grossm@merrimack.edu.

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.