Georgia Tech ASB 2012


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Georgia Tech ASB 2012

  1. 1. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK 2012Tuscaloosa, AL Community CollaborationsJacksonville Beach, FL Habitat for Humanity
  2. 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. 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. INTRODUCTION TO ASB 2012 LEADERSJacksonville, FL Tuscaloosa, AL
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. NEXT STEPS Apply before midnight on Friday, February 3rd :  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. 12. CONTACT INFORMATION Sarah Perkins, Community Service Coordinator  Andy Barrenechea, Chair of Alternative Service Breaks  Jacksonville, FL Trip Leaders  Savannah Andersen –  Suzanne Clary – Tuscaloosa, AL Trip Leaders  Macie Whatley –  Ivan Morales –