Alternative Break Program

FellowsFoRNew Orleans

The Department of Student Leadership and Service (SLS) will sponsor five Alternative Break (AB) experiences this school year 2019-2019. 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.

This year's AB's will be:

2019-2020 Alternative Breaks

  • 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
    Friday, November 22 - Wednesday, November 27

    Cost
    *$125 which includes:

    • Lodging
    • Travel (12-passenger vans)
    • Climate-controlled lodging 
    • Most Meals*
    • Museum experience and one-day trolley pass


    Maximum number of students
    22

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    • $50 deposit will be due at the first pre-trip meeting
    • *Students should be prepared to cover the cost of meals during travel and group outings. 
  • Students will be immersed in the Asheville community while serving alongside the local YMCA. Students will work with local community partners to address social issues about 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, January 17th - Monday, January 20th

    Cost
    *$40 which includes:

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

    Maximum number of students
    12


    PLEASE NOTE: 

    • The trip cost will be due at the first pre-trip meeting
  • Explore Sustainable farming practices and community building in the context of climate action and the environment through an immersive experience with the Rush Center of Urban Ministry. Participants will volunteer with various agencies in the local community while also learning about the rich history in the community of Birmingham.

    Date
    Saturday, March 28 - Tuesday, March 31

    Cost
    *$55, which includes:

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

    Maximum number of students
    12

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    •  The trip cost will be due at the first pre-trip meeting
      *Students should be prepared to cover the cost of meals during travel and group outings. 
  • 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
    Tuesday, December 17th - Sunday, December 22nd 

    Cost
    *$60 which includes:

    Lodging
    Travel (12-passenger van)
    Climate-controlled lodging 
    All meals
    Maximum number of students
    12

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The deposit will be due at the first pre-trip meeting

     

  • Since 2016, Kennesaw State University and University of Tampa has collaborated to focus on poverty, homelessness, and hunger in Atlanta and Tampa. The students are immersed and engaged with these social issues to do service and educate themselves on how to build a more sustainable community surrounding these social topics.

    Date
    Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10

    Thursday, February 6 – Sunday, February 9

    YOU HAVE TO COMMIT TO BOTH WEEKENDS

    Cost
    *$75, which includes:

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

    Maximum number of students
    11

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    • The deposit will be due at the first trip meeting
    • *Students should be prepared to cover the cost of meals during travel and group outings. 
    • 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

All KSU students are welcome to apply! No previous service 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 & Other Drug Policy
  • 1 Post-trip Meeting
  • Alternative Break Re-Orientation Meeting

Application deadline: Monday, September 30 @ 11:59 - For ALL trips

SLS will be holding five (5) AB Info Sessions if you would like to learn more about these experiences:


   Kennesaw Campus: Carmichael Student Center 267
     1. Monday, September 16th | 11:00 am
     2. Thursday, September 19th | 10:00 am 
     3. Friday, September 20th | 12:30 pm 


Marietta Campus: Wilson Student Center A214
     1. Tuesday, September 17th | 1:00 pm 
     2. Wednesday, September 18th | 10:00 am

*Price is subject to change.

  •  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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