Alternative Breaks at Armstrong
What is an Alternative Break exactly?
An Alternative Break (AB) is a week-long or weekend immersive service experience. Teams of students (10-12) travel away from campus during breaks from school with the goal of engaging within a new community through education, service, and reflection. A program like this is easier to see than to read about, so check out this student-made video from our Alternative May Break to Flint, MI.
If you would like to talk more with a fellow student about Alternative Breaks and what this experience is like, feel free to reach out to any of our Alternative Break Board members!
The Savannah Campus Spring Alternative Break will travel March 15-20, 2020.
The application will close on February 14th
Where are we serving?
Social Issue: Wild Animal Protection & Preservation
Cost of this Alternative Break: $150.00 (all-inclusive price covering housing, food, and transportation for the week.)
The Office of Leadership and Community Engagement is thrilled to provide our second annual Spring Alternative Break on the Armstrong Campus! This March, you can be sure to catch a dedicated group of Georgia Southern Breakers providing support for our host community through a variety of service projects with our community partner Carolina Tiger Rescue.
Projects during the week could include:
- Building fences, and enclosures for the animals
- Wildlife preservation
- Construction projects
Carolina Tiger Rescue is located in Pittsboro, NC.
Not sure if this is the break for you? Check out our Social Issues Inventory to see!
Carolina Tiger Rescue’s (CTR) mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. CTR believes the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild. Therefore, we believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats. CTR believes wild animals should not be kept as pets. CTR believes captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival and Population Management plans. Lastly, CTR believes all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.
Am I only allowed to participate on the “Armstrong Alternative Break?”
Great question, and absolutely not! While we do encourage Armstrong Campus students to apply for this Alternative Break, you are welcome to participate on any of the weekend or week-long breaks provided on the Statesboro campus as well. You can find more information about these breaks, located here.
We encourage this specific break for Armstrong students because all pre-break meetings, program events, and post-break meetings will be specifically offered at the Armstrong campus. The majority of students participating in this Alternative Break will be from the Armstrong campus as well, providing you the chance to get to know and work with students you will see around campus after the break!
#WeBreakForSocialJustice … will you?
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For more detailed information, questions or concerns, please contact:
Armstrong Leadership Development Coordinator, Ben Phillips – firstname.lastname@example.org (912-344-2652)
Alternative Breaks & Community Partnerships Coordinator, Brandi Hoffman – email@example.com (912-478-1435)
Last updated: 1/17/2020