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ASB 2013 Trip Information

  1. 1. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKS 2013Hosted by Alternative Service Breaks at Georgia TechBiloxi, MS – Concord, NC – Jacksonville, FL – New York
  2. 2. ASB: COLLABORATION WITH THE OFFICE OFLEADERSHIP AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Location: Student Center Commons, Room 2211 History of Alternative Break trips: • Mobile, AL (Dec. „05) • Pearlington, MS (Mar. „07) • Chalmette, LA (Mar. „06) • Staton Island, NY (Dec. „07) • Waveland, MS (Dec. „06) • Jacksonville Beach, FL (Mar. ‘10, ‘11, ‘12) • Tuscaloosa, AL (Mar. ‘12) • Asheville, NC (Oct. ‘12) Goals for the trips:  Meaningful group service experience  Engage in multiple communities  Personal development  Connect service & trip community to Tech experience  Have fun & meet new friends!
  3. 3. ALTERNATIVE SERVICE BREAKS New student organization Created to continue ASB trips and expand upon alternative break opportunities Sustainable leadership model Vision to increase offering of alternative service break trips and to develop willing minds in servant leadership while building long term friendships
  4. 4. ASB LEADERSHIP TEAM – FORMER TRIP LEADERS
  5. 5. ASB 2013 LEADERS!!!
  6. 6. THE TRIPS – WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE Four Trips  Biloxi, Mississippi: Hunger & Homelessness with Community Collaborations  Concord, North Carolina: Habitat for Humanity  Jacksonville, Florida: Habitat for Humanity  New York / New Jersey: Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief with Community Collaborations (location TBD)* 20 volunteers on each trip  16 student participants  2 student leaders  2 GT faculty/staff advisors Sunday, March 18 – Saturday, March 24* Transportation: Two 15-passenger vans/trip *Note: NY/NJ trip will likely be March 17 – March 25
  7. 7. TRIP DETAILS – BILOXI, MS Program Host: Community Collaborations (CC) http://www.communitycollaborations.org/hungerhomeles sness Lodging: Camp Wilkes Scout Camp on the shore of the Bay of Biloxi - bunk beds, hiking trails, more Work 5 days at food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, soup kitchens, low income housing Food: 3 meals each day provided by CC Afternoon/Evening Activities: group reflections, visiting nearby areas of interest, community speaker, beach, more TBD
  8. 8. TRIP DETAILS – CONCORD, NC Program Host: Cabarrus County Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitatcabarrus.org/welcome Lodging: area church or YMCA Work 5 days on the building site 8am-4pm Food: Habitat provides lunch and dinner, we cook breakfast Afternoon/Evening Activities: group reflections, visiting nearby areas of interest (Charlotte, Concord, lakes, mountains), more TBD
  9. 9. TRIP DETAILS – JACKSONVILLE, FL Program Host: Beaches Habitat for Humanity http://www.beacheshabitat.org/ Lodging: youth group house (close to the beach) Work 5 days on the building site 8am-4pm Food: Habitat provides meals on-site, we cook the rest of the our meals at the house Afternoon/Evening Activities: group reflections, visiting nearby areas of interest (Saint Augustine, Jacksonville), Frozen Yogurt, Dinner with GT Alum
  10. 10. TRIP DETAILS – NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY*Details for this trip are still being worked out – all information is tentative Program Host: Community Collaborations (CC) http://www.communitycollaborations.org/ Lodging: emergency evacuation shelter or church Work 5 days on disaster relief projects – rebuilding, cleanup, supporting families in need, etc. Food: 3 meals each day provided by CC Afternoon/Evening Activities: group reflections, visiting nearby areas of interest, community speaker, more TBD
  11. 11. COSTS AND FUNDRAISING Costs (included)  Transportation  Lodging  Meals  Monetary contribution to service organization Estimated total cost: $260 (does NOT include additional afternoon activities, estimated $30) **New York / New Jersey trip will cost more due to higher transportation costs Fundraising (individual and as a group)  Letter writing campaign to friends and family  Any funding raised will directly lower your trip cost  Company sponsorship  “Percent of profit” contribution
  12. 12. WHY ASB? Take the “alternative” Be the difference in the world Meet other Tech students who care about service Meet the community that you will impact Build teamwork skills Learn new skills – construction tools, disaster relief Be an agent of change Live out the GT motto – Progress and Service HAVE FUN!!!
  13. 13. EXPECTATIONS Alcohol and drug free trip Each individual participates in fundraising for trips Minimum electronic use – be a part of the experience! Remember the reason for the trip Be a team player Make new friends HAVE FUN!!!
  14. 14. NEXT STEPS Apply before 5pm on Friday, December 7th :  http://tinyurl.com/ASB2013ParticipantAp plication Participants will be notified by Saturday, December 8th $100 deposit due Monday, December 10th by 5pm to confirm participation  Payment must be received to secure a spot on the trip and if not turned in on time, spot will be filled with another applicant (cash or check, details to come upon selection)
  15. 15. CONTACT INFORMATION Bilox, MS Trip Leaders  Catherine Fletcher - cfletcher9@gatech.edu  Son Tran - stran7@gatech.edu Concord, NC Trip Leaders  Dillon Bawayan - dbawayan3@gatech.edu  Sheettal Chandrashekar - sheetal.1994@gatech.edu Jacksonville, FL Trip Leaders  Rachael Copeland - r.copeland@gatech.edu  Sandunie Liyanagamage - sandunie@gatech.edu New York / New Jersey Trip Leaders  Alyssa Shapiro - ashapiro6@gatech.edu  Missy Pittard - mmpittard@aol.com

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