University of Vermont

Abenaki Outreach Program

Program Features

  • Academic Exploration
    The University faculty teaches workshops in which students have an opportunity to experience academics at the college level. Guest speakers from off campus might be invited to connect with students and facilitate cultural conversations and activities.
  • College Life Experience
    During the two-day program the students will experience college life by attending academic workshops, spending one night in the college dorms, eat in the dining halls, utilizing the gym facilities, and take a tour of the campus. All of this will offer a solid foundation of what daily life in college is like.
  • Cultural Communication
    Each year, the program incorporates a cultural activity that will enhance the student’s understand of their cultural heritage. An example would be a cultural writing assignment will enhance students’ critical thinking, cultural awareness and academic achievement.
    In the Summer 2013, Jesse Laroque, a Native American basket maker, taught the students how to make a basket from a log.
  • Social Gathering
    Each year during Summer Happening brings new opportunities to try new experiences with the students. Some possible opportunities they may experience while on campus would be an academic exploration in the downtown area and in the evening a movie. Both will help students to be involved in the social context of college life and know better about the environment around campus.
  • Physical Activity
    Students have the opportunity to check out our gym facilities. They will are given the choice of swimming or another physical activity at the gym. Students will have opportunities to know more information about gym, such as intramural sports.

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