Georgia Tech ASB 2012

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  • 1. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK 2012Tuscaloosa, AL Community CollaborationsJacksonville Beach, FL Habitat for Humanity
  • 2. THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE 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) Goals for the trip:  Meaningful group service experience  Engage in multiple communities  Personal development  Connect service & trip community to Tech experience  Have fun & meet new friends!
  • 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. INTRODUCTION TO ASB 2012 LEADERSJacksonville, FL Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 5. THE TRIPS – WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE Two Trips  Jacksonville Beach Florida: Beaches Habitat for Humanity  Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Community Collaborations 20 volunteers on each trip  16 student participants  2 student leaders  2 GT faculty/staff advisors Sunday, March 18 – Saturday, March 24
  • 6. TRIP DETAILS – JACKSONVILLE, FL Lodging: youth group house provided by Habitat (close to the beach) Work 5 days on the work site 8am-4pm Food: Habitat provides meals on-site, we cook the rest of the our meals at the house Daily Reflections Group Activities after Habitat  Visit city of Jacksonville  Laser tag, Go-carts  Frozen Yogurt  The Beach!!!!
  • 7. TRIP DETAILS – TUSCALOOSA, AL Lodging: simulated Emergency Evacuation Shelter provided by Community Collaborations Work 5 days: type of work determined by group preferences and Community Collaborations Potential group projects:  Rebuilding homes, animal shelters  Boys and Girls Club, after school programs  Environmental projects, parks Food: 3 meals each day provided by Community Collaborations Daily Reflections Community speaker
  • 8. COSTS AND FUNDRAISING Costs  Transportation  Lodging  Meals  Monetary contribution to service organization *(included in total cost estimate) Estimated total cost: $250 (does NOT include additional afternoon activities) Fundraising (individual and as a group)  Letter writing campaign to friends and family  Company sponsorship  “Percent of profit” contribution
  • 9. 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!!!
  • 10. 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!!!
  • 11. NEXT STEPS Apply before midnight on Friday, February 3rd :  http://tinyurl.com/ASBapplication Interviews will tentatively take place the week of February 6th Participants will be notified by Friday, February 10th $100 deposit due Friday, Feb 17 to confirm participation  When deposit is submitted, participant will sign agreement indicating understanding about payment deadlines
  • 12. CONTACT INFORMATION Sarah Perkins, Community Service Coordinator  sarah.perkins@vpss.gatech.edu Andy Barrenechea, Chair of Alternative Service Breaks  andbarr22@hotmail.com Jacksonville, FL Trip Leaders  Savannah Andersen – savannah.andersen@gatech.edu  Suzanne Clary – suzannemclary@gmail.com Tuscaloosa, AL Trip Leaders  Macie Whatley – maciew@gatech.edu  Ivan Morales – ivanmorales@gatech.edu