Alternative Break Program

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The Department of Student Leadership and Service (SLS) will sponsor five Alternative Break (AB) experiences during the 2018-2019 academic year. Each AB will focus on a subsection of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Students will forego traditional breaks in favor of engaging in diverse communities through education and service; providing a quality community-based transformational learning opportunity. These programs are part of a global movement of students that share a vision for creating a society of active citizens by taking time to learn and serve during their academic breaks. 

These experiences are open to all KSU students. No previous or leadership experience is necessary; however, the ideal participant has a passion for volunteering and community service. 

The Commitment:

  • 3 Pre-trip Meetings: Focused on community engagement, sustainable agriculture, and team-building.
  • Strong, direct service: Willingness to immerse oneself in a variety of experiential activities, including hands-on service projects.
  • Full engagement: Participants agree to abide by community and trip specific values, including the Alcohol & Drug-Free policy.
  • 1 Post-trip Reunion Meeting

Applications close Monday, September 24 (for all trips)

Come to an info session to learn more about each trip! 

  • Monday, September 17 at 12 pm - SLS Multipurpose Space, Kennesaw Student Center Suite 267
  • Tuesday, September 18 at 1 pm - SLS Multipurpose Space, Kennesaw Student Center Suite 267
  • Wednesday, September 19 at 10 am - Marietta Student Center (A), Room 214
  • Thursday, September 20 at 10 am - SLS Multipurpose Space, Kennesaw Student Center Suite 267
  • Friday, September 21 at 12:30 pm - SLS Multipurpose Space, Kennesaw Student Center Suite 267

2018-2019 Alternative Breaks

  • Students will be immersed in the rich culture of a metropolitan community while serving alongside public schools and delivering meals to those in need. Students will work with local community partners to address social issues pertaining to Health and Education. In a city that has a lot to offer, students will learn about its history, while making a lasting impact by serving residents.

    Date: Friday, November 16 - Tuesday, November 20

    Cost: $50

    Includes:

    • Travel (12-passenger van)
    • Climate-controlled lodging
    • Meals (except for those eaten while traveling)

    Maximum number of students: 11

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • $50 deposit will be due at first pre-trip meeting
    • Students should be prepared to cover the cost of meals on Thursday and Tuesday during travel
    • Bedding and towels/washcloths will not be provided
  • This Equality and Justice focused Alternative Break experience is in partnership with Friends of Refugees. Participants will explore issues surrounding equality and justice through immersive experiences and active education about refugees.

    Date: Wednesday, December 12 - Monday, December 17

    Cost: $150

    Includes:

    • Travel (12-passenger van)
    • Climate-controlled lodging
    • Some meals

    Maximum number of students: 11

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • $150 deposit will be due at first pre-trip meeting
    • Students should be prepared to cover the cost of approximately 4 lunches and 3 dinners (*tentative)
  • This Poverty and Hunger Alternative Break experience is in partnership with the University of Tampa. Participants will explore issues surrounding poverty & hunger through immersive experiences and active education. Students interested in nonprofit, public administration, public health, and sociology will greatly benefit from this trip. Students will be highly involved with Homelessness Awareness Week (November 5 - 9), and partipate in a 2-part experience: off-campus excursion to the University of Tampa, and the Kennesaw community excursion.  

    Dates: Thursday, January 31 - Sunday, February 3 (Kennesaw), and Thursday, February 21 - Sunday, February 24 (Tampa) 

    Service Partners will include:

    • Feeding Tampa Bay
    • Tampa Spring
    • Pinellas Hope
    • Tampa Hillsborough Homelessness Initiative

    Cost: $150

    Includes:

    • Travel (12-passenger vans)
    • Climate-controlled lodging
    • Most Meals

    Maximum number of students: 20

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • $150 deposit will be due at first pre-trip meeting
    • This program will be highly involved in Homelessness Awareness Week November 5 - 9
    • There are two experiences associated with this trip. The Kennesaw community excursion will take place January 31 - February 3, and the off-campus excursion to Tampa will take place February 21 - 24.
  • Explore Sustainable systems and Infrastructure in the context of disaster relief through an immersive experience with the United Saints Recovery Project. Participants will volunteer with various agencies in the local community while also learning about the sustained infrastructure in the community they will be serving.

    Date: Saturday, March 30 - Thursday, April 4

    Cost: $150

    Includes:

    • Travel (12-passenger vans)
    • Climate-controlled lodging
    • Most Meals

    Maximum number of students: 20

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • $150 deposit will be due at first pre-trip meeting
    • Students should be prepared to cover the cost of meals during travel and group outings
  • For the first time ever we are partnering with Kennesaw Outdoor Pursuits for this very special experience! Learn more about specific issues affecting our Environment and Climate through an immersive experience that will combine service activity and outdoor skill training.

    Date: Saturday, March 30 - Thursday, April 4

    Cost: $100

    Includes: 

    • Travel (12-passenger van)
    • Climate-controlled lodging
    • Most Meals

    Maximum number of students: 9

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • $100 deposit will be due at first pre-trip meeting
    • This trip will involve a great deal of outdoor service and activity. Participants should be prepared and willing to engage in the elements

 

  •  Join Today! 

    Alternative Break experiences provide students with an opportunity to engage in diverse communities through education and service during traditional breaks. 
  •  Contact

    Program Coordinator: 

    Semline Delva, sdelva2@kennesaw.edu

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