2013 Alternative Spring Break Trip to New Orleans, LA
Alternative Spring Break Mission
The Alternative Spring Break program is designed to provide Rochester Institute of Technology students with an opportunity to:
- Reflect on their roles in the national and global community
- Understand the importance of public service and civic engagement
- Gain new perspectives of community service through working in diverse environments and engaging in discussion with local community leaders
- Build new and lasting friendships and alliances
Students will be volunteering with United Saints Recovery Project construction/rebuild sites each day. United Saints in New Orleans, Louisiana works to rebuild and restore homes damaged and destroyed from Hurricane Katrina and now Hurricane Isaac. In addition, United Saints strives to rebuild community locations such as parks, recreation centers, and libraries. Our affiliate is committed to providing a full "New Orleans" experience for each group. All groups will stay a dormitory style residence run by United Saints located conveniently close to the historic French Quarter and the Garden District.
ASB Participant Commitment
Participants are required to attend the pre-break informational sessions, pre-travel planning meetings, and a post-break activity. Participants are also required to help fundraise for the trip as part of service learning. RIT course credit may be available. During the break, each member is expected to fully participate in the daily projects, workshops, and nightly journal writing. There is a $400 fee to help defray travel expenses. Financial Assistance may be available for students with need; contact Phyllis Walker at email@example.com for more information about financial assistance. If for some reason the participant decides to withdraw from the program before the break, they will be required to reimburse the program.
Applications must be submitted online by 3:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012. Once you have submitted your application and we have had an opportunity to review all applications, our office will contact you with our decision.
Program fee of $400 includes airfare, lodging, and out-of-town meals.
A $100 deposit is due by Friday, January 11th to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due by Friday, February 15th 2013.
If you have any questions or comments, contact: