Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Globe Special: Dartmouth Fills in the Gaps

"Dartmouth to promote ‘gap year’ service" Associated Press  July 25, 2015

HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth College is partnering with a project that encourages incoming students to take a year off to serve their community in areas such as health, conservation, and education.

Yeah, everything is awesome!!

The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project connects young people in search of service opportunities, nonprofits, and agencies that have such positions.

Do you know who they are?

Starting with the class of 2020, Dartmouth will encourage accepted students who want to take a gap year to explore the paid opportunities Dartmouth is among a half-dozen colleges and universities that have partnered with available through the Franklin Project.

"Maria Laskaris, dean of admissions and financial aid, said, "We see again and again that having had a gap year, students feel refreshed, energized, and more focused and ready to take full advantage of what Dartmouth has to offer."

Dartmouth officials are in the early stages of tailoring the program for the college's needs. They say one goal is to create opportunities for students to reflect on their experiences and share them with others when they arrive on campus."