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Workshops, Tutorials, Social Action Groups

Tutorials & Working Groups:

Free Tutoring - DREAM offers free tutoring to all Dunnville Secondary Students. Tutoring sessions are by appointment through the guidance office at Dunnville Secondary School. Please contact Ms. McMahon at the Guidance Office.

Working Groups: (Grade 11 and 12)

  • To raise awareness on the root causes of current social issues.
  • To raise awareness on the importance of education in tackling these issues.
  • To empower the students to formulate a solution and implement it through action. (Both as individuals and as members of their communities)

Global Literacy Project:
Hosts the DREAM Raising Awareness; Film & Speaker series; travels to a Mayan village in Mexico; hosts 5 days of action in Dunnville, Monday April 22nd to Friday April 26th 2013.


Working group leader: Dr. Reza Kazemi
DREAM Raising Awareness series
Dunnville Secondary School, Cafeteria, One Friday per month from Sept. to May, 5-10 pm

Homelessness & Poverty:
The students support its current project, Dunnville Secondary School Breakfast Program offering local, organic and fair trade food daily to all students at DSS. The group also meets once per month to debrief the previous month’s field experiences at Salvation Army Soup Truck and Shared Harvest Community Farm & Education Centre. The students support Toonie For Hunger event on Wednesday Oct. 31st.


Working group leaders: Reza Kazemi, Rob Lamothe
Fourth Wednesday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga in Dunnville, 3:30-5:30 pm

MindShift:
It is all about SHIFTING our culture toward environmental sustainability! It is a youth-designed and youth-led program which aims to make a "sustainable" difference in schools and communities. DREAM MindShift program, in addition to performances, organizes & oversees the DREAM Grade 8 Environment Contest (this year's theme is Sustainable Living); develops & Implements an environmental project in Dunnville (previous projects): water cooler at DSS, Critical Mass Bike Ride, and promoting organic fair trade food at the school cafeteria.


Working group leader: Kevin Hamilton
Meets every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 at the DSS cafeteria

Theatre of Tomorrow:
Creates a play dealing with relevant social issues. This play is written, directed and performed by the students at no financial cost. The student’s first play this year is performed at Shared Harvest Community Farm on Sunday Nov. 11th, 2012 as part of River Arts festival. The second play will be performed on Friday March 1st 2013.


Working group leader: Mike Maloney
Every Tuesday, from Oct. to May at Dunnville Secondary School

Class 2016
Jessica Coverdale meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre at 7pm.
Stephanie Schwoob meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre at 7pm.
Lacie Williamson meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre at 7pm.

Class 2015
Fran Porter meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre.
Gina McIntee meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre.
Mike Reid meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre.

Class 2014
Barbara Kazemi meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 305 Helena St.
Debbie VanGrieken meets the 2nd Monday of every month at Dunnville Public Library.
Judy O’Neill meets the 2nd Monday of every month at Grandview Lodge.

Class 2013
Rob Lamothe's group meets the first Monday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre.
Joanne Jackson's group meets the first Monday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre.
Tanya Mazur's group meets the first Monday of every month at Mocha ‘n Minga DREAM Centre.

Class 2012
18 students graduated: 7 students are attending higher education. 11 students are doing a 5th year at DSS. DREAM is grateful to this cohort"s mentors, Barb Kazemi, Sue McPherson, and Debbie VanGrieken.

Class 2011
17 students graduated: 13 students attending post-secondary education. 4 entered the work force. Many thanks to Judy O'Neill, David Cole, Petra Daly and Lynn Jackson.

Class 2010
15 students graduated: 12 attending post-secondary education, one will begin her college studies in Jan. 2011, and 2 are enrolled in 5th year of high school. Thank you to Marlene Hoover and Debbie VanGrieken for their dedication to the lives of our children.

Class 2009
18 students graduated: 15 attending post-secondary education and 2 are currently attending apprenticeship positions. One student entered the work force after completing grade 12. A great thank you to the mentors of the class of 2009, Steve Allen, Joanne Jackson & Reza Kazemi for dedicating 4 years to DREAM's vision of creating a world where all students have equal access to all levels of education.

Class 2008
21 students graduated: 20 attending post secondary education and one student secured an apprenticeship position. A huge thank you to the mentors of the class of 2008, Candace Stern, Lee Smith, Jane Collins, and Reza Kazemi for making this happen.

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