ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK 2012Tuscaloosa, AL Community CollaborationsJacksonville Beach, FL Habitat for Humanity
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!
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
INTRODUCTION TO ASB 2012 LEADERSJacksonville, FL Tuscaloosa, AL
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
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!!!!
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
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
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 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
CONTACT INFORMATION Sarah Perkins, Community Service Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Barrenechea, Chair of Alternative Service Breaks email@example.com Jacksonville, FL Trip Leaders Savannah Andersen – firstname.lastname@example.org Suzanne Clary – email@example.com Tuscaloosa, AL Trip Leaders Macie Whatley – firstname.lastname@example.org Ivan Morales – email@example.com