Welcome to DREAM
DREAM’s Merrimack Chapter is a student group focused on building pride and community in disability awareness through events, training, mentorship and sharing our stories.
What is DREAM?
DREAM stands for Disability Rights Education Activism and Mentorship, and our Merrimack Chapter is led by students, for students. We would love for you to join us and help us promote pride and community. To learn more, please read below and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 send an email to email@example.com.
For Returning Students
There are two types of mentorship options.
- Become a mentor for incoming freshmen.
- Become 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, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.