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Alternative Break Board

 

Mission Statement

Georgia Southern University’s Alternative Break Board strives to create a community of active citizens by empowering students to make a global impact through life-changing service opportunities.

What We Do

The Alternative Break Board is focused on broadening and expanding the number and scope of Alternative Break Trips offered. Student leaders assume primary leadership for this initiative including identifying sites, raising funds, identifying faculty/staff partners, and developing pre-trip education and post-trip reflection. Positions on the Alternative Break Board are reserved for students who have participated in at least one Alternative Break trip at Georgia Southern.


Support Alternative Breakers!

Please support our efforts to provide more alternative break trip opportunities and to provide scholarships for students to participate. Donations can be made via check made payable to The Georgia Southern University Foundation, please include “Acct. #0757,” on the for/memo line and send to Alternative Break Program, PO Box 8114, Statesboro, GA 30460. Donations can also be made on-line at http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/foundation/ by listing “Account #0757” in the Comments/Designation box of the on-line form.


2017-2018 Alternative Break Board

Ashley Archer: Co-Chair, Education

Hello everyone! I’m Ashley Archer and I’m a senior Political Science major here at the greatest university in the world.  I am currently serving as the Education Co-Chair and am super excited to be working on some awesome new stuff for the AB program.

#IBreakForSocialJustice because I believe that everyone deserves to have their voice heard.  I love educating people on social justice, reflection and active citizenship.  If you see me around, be sure to reach out so I can share some AB love!

Email: aa04697@georgiasouthern.edu

Katherine Miller: Co-Chair, Development

Hello!  My name is Katherine Miller, and I am the Marketing Co-Chair for the Alternative Break Board.  I am a junior marketing major from a military family, and I am proud to call Georgia Southern home!  

#IBreakForSocialJustice because I believe I’m a part of a bigger picture.  The differences we make in the communities we visit not only help them, but they help us experience different social issues we may be fortunate to not encounter in our local communities.

Email: km08017@georgiasouthern.edu

Angelica Tumminello: Junior Co-Chair, Education

Hello everyone! I’m Angel Tumminello, a sophomore biology major and the Junior Co-Chair for Education on the Alternative Break Board.

#IBreakForSocialJustice because I truly believe that through the alternative break program, we can address crucial social injustices in tangible ways that create positive social change in the communities we visit. I hope to be able to make as large of an impact in the communities that we serve in as those communities have on me. #ABLove

Email: at05284@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Elayna Faloni: Junior Co-Chair, Development

Hello! My name is Elayna Faloni. I’m a Sophomore Manufacturing Engineering major here at Georgia Southern. I’m excited to contribute to the AB program this year as the Junior Marketing Co-Chair.

#IBreakForSocialJustice because I feel empowering communities and creating sustainable change is extremely important. I believe that the Alternative Break program is key in connecting college students to social issues they are passionate about and guiding students to a life of active citizenship.

Email: ef01430@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Mary Gloria Iwunwa: Site Coordinator

Hi friends! I’m a second year Political Science major and I currently serve as a Site Coordinator for the Alternative Break Board. 

#IBreakForSocialJustice because this Nigerian native is passionate about projects that build happier communities, celebrate the Earth and provide real-world educational experiences. Be sure to reach out to me for some AB love on campus!

Email: mi00645@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Katie Braid: Site Coordinator

Hi! My name is Katie Braid and I am a Civil Engineering major here at Georgia Southern. I am one of the site-coordinators for the AB Board and I am so excited about what this year has in store for the AB program.

#IBreakForSocialJustice because I believe that everyone should be treated equally and have the same access to resources and opportunities. I truly think college students can make a difference in the communities we visit.

Email: kb08045@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Kasi Bitter: Development Chair

Hey, pals! I’m Kasi Bitter, a senior writing & linguistics major, and I’m the Development Team for AB. I’m so excited to work with Katherine Miller and Elayna Faloni on the marketing side of AB this year, and I know the board as a whole has some awesome things in store for the program!

#IBreakForSocialJustice because of the connections that are made through Alternative Breaks, whether they be with community partners, other students, or the members (even the furry, four-legged ones!) of the community which we are serving. I believe these connections are what help us to stay involved with, get educated about, and keep passion burning for the issues we care most about.

Email: kb07837@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Gera Hall: Reorientation Chair

Hi everyone! My name is Gera Hall and I am a senior Psychology major with a minor in Child and Family Development. I am the Reorientation Chair of the Alternative Break Board. Though this is a new position, I am super excited about the growth in this program that is to come!

#IBreakForSocialJustice because I enjoy serving others. It is important to stay educated on the social issues that we, along with those around us are facing every day. With this education then comes the chance to help make an insightful impact and create positive change. AB paved a way for me to make a difference and I hope that one day it will do the same for you!

Email: gh01730@georgiasouthern.edu

Vacant: Education Chair

The AB Board has an opening! Are you passionate about education and Alternative Breaks? Would you like to dig deeper into the AB experience and help educate future Breakers? Check out the Education Chair description below! Contact any of our AB Board members to learn more or reach out to the AB Coordinator, Brandi Hoffman (brandihoffman@georgiasouthern.edu), to learn how you can apply for this position on the AB Board.

Education Chair Description:

  • Educate all members of Alternative Break (including the board and participants) on the eight components of a quality alternative break, focusing primarily on the importance of Service, Education, and Reflection
  • Plan and facilitate Site Leader Workshops, specifically leading the Education Workshop and Reflection Workshop alongside Co-Chair of Education
  • Research the social issues for break locations in order to have an understanding of them if participants or Site Leaders need guidance on understanding their social issue. You should be able to relate the social issues to AB educational components.
  • Assist in creative training ideas in regards to activities for each Site Leader Workshop and focusing on gearing the training and information to reach ALL learning styles
  • Must intimately understand the Active Citizen Continuum, 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break, the Triangle of Quality Service, and be able to design activities appropriate for people at all places on the continuum
  • Assist in participant selection
  • Assist in creating descriptive blurbs for breaks and brainstorming marketing hashtags
  • Any other duties as assigned

 

 

Lexi Booth: Graduate Assistant of Alternative Breaks & AB Board Advisor

#IBreakForSocialJustice because I believe in the mission and vision of Alternative Breaks and I believe that I can truly make a difference in the world through quality service, real-world educational experiences, & meaningful reflection.

Email: alexandria-booth@georgiasouthern.edu

 

 

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Last updated: 10/6/2017

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