|The University of Vermont and the Abenaki community have had a long-standing partnership spanning close to fifteen years known as the “Summer Happening Program”. This program brings up to 24 middle school students to the University for three days to experience on campus life and bring the possibility of a college education as a realistic option for these students.
Due to increasing interest from Abenaki students wanting to attend the University of Vermont a new program was developed. This is the Abenaki Outreach Program. The main goals of the program are threefold:
The program coordinator, Ken Maskell, runs the program through offices at the ALANA Student Center on the UVM campus and Missisquoi Valley Union High School. In addition, Mr. Maskell helps coordinate other activities within the Abenaki community involving various other University departments and other entities including:
The program itself involves several specific services to program participants. These include:
|Renowned Abenaki educator and basket maker Jeannie Brink displays a basket during a basket weaving workshop for the closing feast of Native American Heritage Month.|
For further information please contact Ken Maskell
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