University of Vermont

Dewey House for Community Engagement

Partnership with Rancing Revolution

Rancing Revolution

Rancing Revolution is a non-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation of Bullying Prevention Programming in both youth and adult contexts. Their solutionfocused mission is to eliminate Bullying through inspiring active cultures of Kindness. This is achieved through community outreach and education, as well as through event-based community activism.

The act of Rancing (a combination of running and dancing!) functions within the Rancing Revolution educational curriculum as a physical metaphor - a way to get in touch with our own vulnerabilities, feel exposed to the judgments of those around us and evaluate our own reactions to things that are outside of the social norm. Rancing Revolution also utilizes this activity as a form ‘happy activism’ at events and encourages Rancing as a joyful and liberating activity at all ages and in all contexts!

Starting in the fall of 2013, Rancing Revolution is working with the Dewey House for Civic Engagement to launch a program at UVM for training and utilizing college student mentors to support the facilitation of our programming in schools and youth organizations. Marie Hebert (Americorps VISTA volunteer) and Michael Hill (Master in Social Work intern) are working together to coordinate this program as part of their staff roles within the Dewey house. Corey Richardson, director of Rancing Revolution, is also involved with educational and community programming in the Dewey community! In addition to serving as facilitators, Dewey students can also support this partnership by volunteering at community events, tabling and spreading awareness on campus and, of course, spontaneous Rancing!

Last modified September 18 2013 10:28 PM