ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKS 2013Hosted by Alternative Service Breaks at Georgia TechBiloxi, MS – Concord, NC – Jacksonville, FL – New York
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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!!!
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)