2014 Alternative Spring Break, Atlanta Georgia

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

Trip Details

Saturday, March 22 — Friday, March 28, 2014
Medici Project began Alternative Breaks to educate and expose individuals to the terrible realities of poverty for Atlanta's inner city youth and adults, and what is being done to fight against that poverty. We've done this by providing the opportunity for individuals to serve with Medici Project and other organizations as they seek to make a difference in the lives of impoverished youth and adults. Our goals concentrate on rebuilding and restoration. While in Atlanta, your primary job is to build relationships and service with/to at-risk individuals through personal interaction. You will do hands-on service with Medici Project and other organizations who are seeking to make an impact in the lives of at-risk children, youth and adults, but much of what we do is relational.

Application Process

Application Deadline: 3:00pm Friday, November 8, 2013
Participants in the Alternative Spring Break program are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to service in the community and on campus. Students must attend an information session before they can apply for the program. Applications must be submitted online at https://thelink.rit.edu/organization/RLI-CSC/availableforms. Once you have submitted your application and we have had an opportunity to review all applications, our office will contact you with our decision.

Expectations of Participants

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 trip, each member is expected to fully participate in the daily projects, workshops, and nightly journal writing.

There is a fee to help defray travel expenses. Financial Assistance may be available for students with need; contact Phyllis Walker at ppwccl@rit.edu 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.

Cost: $440 per student
  • Deposit of $100 due by Friday, December 13, 2013
  • Remaining Balance due by Friday, January 31, 2014


If you have any questions or comments about the Alternative Spring Break program, please contact: