Abenaki Summer Happening at UVM

The UVM/Abenaki Summer Happening Program's mission is to promote a diverse and respectful environment that embraces social justice, equity, and opportunity for high school Native American students to realize their potential.

The University of Vermont and the Abenaki community have had a long-standing partnership since 1985 through the design of an event known as the “Summer Happening Program.” Each summer, this program brings high school students to the University for two days to experience on campus life and promote the possibility of a college education as a realistic option for these students. Focused on empowering Abenaki students to take pride in their native heritage, while exposing them to the academic rigor of college with scholarly lectures and activities, the Summer Happening Program offers students opportunities to establish relationships, and provides support to seek post-secondary education.

Learn more about the Summer Happening Program