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 in May 2018.
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 Spring Alternative Break will travel March 17-22, 2019.
READY TO APPLY? Access the application HERE!
The application will close on February 17th
Where are we serving?
Social Issue: Education & Civic Engagement
Cost of this Alternative Break: $150.00 (all-inclusive price covering housing, food, and transportation for the week.)
The Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus is thrilled to provide our inaugural Spring Alternative Break on the Armstrong Campus! This March, you can be sure to catch a dedicated group of GA Southern Breakers providing support for our host community through a variety of service projects with our community partner Serve901.
Projects during the week could include:
- After-school programming / School-based projects
- Construction projects
- Neighborhood cleanup and/or beautification projects
- Working within one of Memphis’ homeless ministries
Serve901 is located in Memphis, TN, one of our nation’s richest cities both culturally and historically. The most exciting part is that YOU could be a part of the magic!
Not sure if this is the break for you? Check out our Social Issues Inventory to see!
People travel from all over the globe to Memphis to consume culture, barbecue, music, and history. While there are many ways this city is great, we know there is work to do to ensure that there is justice for all citizens. There are many hard-working organizations fighting for equity. Our mission is to partner college student volunteers with service organizations to facilitate interpersonal development and a renewed perspective of civic advocacy, interdependence, and respect for diversity through service-learning trips. Our vision is that, through Serve 901, Memphis is strengthened and those we host learn to love Memphis and justice catalyzing them to live towards a greater good.
Am I only allowed to participate on the “Armstrong Alternative Break?”
Great question, and absolutely not! While we do encourage you 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: 2/15/2019