DREAM Participant Expectations

Union Pacific Employee Mentors

  • Establish relationships that are based on candid communication - respectful of each person's opinions
  • Serve as a member of committees or participate in special projects (committees include: activities, college/career planning, finance, internship, publicity, website)
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Provide academic guidance (this may involve enlisting the help of others)
  • Attend events at the high school
  • Attend DREAM monthly meetings
  • Participate in as many group activities as possible
  • Ensure students know about group activities
  • Assist in the planning of activities during the year
  • Provide exposure to job site and career choices
  • Maintain open communication with students' families
  • Recruit co-workers at mentor/membership drives or on personal basis
  • Contact school personnel if problems, questions or concerns arise

Students

  • Establish relationships that are based on candid communication - respectful of each person's opinions
  • Follow through with contacts and communicate via email, website and/or DREAM hotline
  • Attend all meetings of DREAM students
  • Participate in at least 75% of the group activities (other than social/fun)
  • Assist in the planning of activities during the year
  • Contact school personnel if problems, questions or concerns arise
  • Provide feedback throughout the year to help improve the program
  • Evaluate the program

Parents

  • Support the program by encouraging student participation
  • Review correspondence and provide replies when required
  • Attend scheduled meetings and activities
  • Contact the DREAM Officers or school personnel if problems, questions or concerns arise
  • Evaluate the program

High School Coordinators

  • Recruit, interview, and aid in selection of students
  • Serve as a liaison for students and parents
  • Organize and provide training
  • Assist with coordination of group activities
  • Ensure students know about group activities and meetings
  • Participate in DREAM monthly meetings and activities
  • Evaluate the program
  • Contact DREAM personnel if problems, questions or concerns arise