Alternative Breaks

Alternative Spring Break
March 14-21, 2015

Participants will spend one week working with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in Franklin, West Virgina. Projects may include improving existing housing structures, helping build a house or volunteering on other projects that help meet the goals of Habitat for Humanity in the community.  

Participant Commitment:

As Alternative Spring Break (ASB) participant, you have an obligation to the community you will be living with to come prepared – mentally, physically, and emotionally. Individual sites will work out meeting schedules with their groups. Participants shall keep an open mind about volunteering and have a good attitude towards service.  Through the alternative spring break journey, participants must be prepared for a challenge that they may encounter service.  When taking on the role of participant of an ASB trip he/she must be able to take on the role of a team player and encourage other members of the trip.  Expect to meet for approximately two times for an hour each the two weeks prior to spring break to get to know your team and prepare for the trip

Participant: selecting 7

Cost of trip: $150 ($50 deposit due upon acceptance) 

This trip is being supported by the generosity of the Doug Allen Service-Learning Travel Fund. Doug Allen Service-Learning Travel fund is design to cultivate affordable service-learning focused service travel for students with financial need.

To Apply, please complete the online application by December12th.

Need financial assistance? Please complete the ASB financial assitance form.

Questions can be be addressed to student leader Anna Chott, or advisor Tony Tyler,

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