Alternative Spring BreakAn Alternative Break is a week long service trip that occurs during a school break. A group of approximately ten students travel to a location to volunteer with a non-profit for the week. This type of trip is "alternative" because students volunteer during their school break instead of the usual student vacation activities. It is a service-learning trip, meaning students will volunteer as a group and reflect on the volunteer experiences each night. There is a $250 program fee for students. This fee covers the cost of transportation, lodging, meals during the week, and agency fees.
Looking for a unique leadership opportunity? Do you want to gain leadership skills that can be utilized in any field? Leave a positive impact on a community and your peers? View the world in a different way? Learn more about yourself and a social issue?
Then apply to be an Alternative Spring Break Trip Leader! Volunteer during spring break and lead a group of your peers!
To apply to be a trip leader go to: https://orgsync.com/14247/forms/114158
Trip Leaders will pick the location of the trip, the service partner(s) and plan all logistics for the trips. Trip leaders will be accompanied by a full time faculty/staff advisor who will drive the van.
2014 SPSU Alternative Spring Break Trip: Building a Future
Last year SPSU traveled to Winston-Salem, NC during spring break to help Habitat for Humanity celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Habitat's Collegiate Challenge program by participating in a five-day blitz build! 9 students built a two story house with groups from other schools during the week and had an amazing experience.
What will the 2015 trips be? Check back in November for information about the 2015 Alternative Spring Break Trips!
The mission of SPSU Alternative Spring Break is to provide students with volunteer opportunities that immerse students in a community of need and enhance student understanding of social issues through experiential learning.
Please refer all questions to Jordyn Clark at 678-915-5448, firstname.lastname@example.org or in person in the Office of Student Life.