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Alternative Break Trips|Service, Leadership & Community Engagement
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2013 Domestic Trips:

• Location: San Diego, California

Alternative Breaks - San Diego Trip

Environmental Sustainability, Conservation, Community Development

  • Cost: $750
  • Deposit: $250 (due at sign-up)
  • Dates: March 16-23

The main areas of focus for this trip will center on community development in regard to environmental issues.  Addressing sustainability and conservation concerns and provide service geared toward the improvement of those topics will be accomplished.  There is potential for also incorporating some work with disadvantaged youth into the trip.

• Location: New York City, New York

Alternative Breaks - New York City Trip

Social Development

  • Cost: $750
  • Deposit: $250 (due at sign-up)
  • Dates: March 16-23

This trip will be focused on volunteering in homeless communities and shelters throughout the city.  Participants will gain experience with aiding those in unfortunate situations as well as understanding what the shelters in the area have to offer.

• Location: Kanab, Utah

Alternative Breaks - Utah Trip

Animal Wellness

  • Cost: $300
  • Deposit: $100 (due at sign-up)
  • Dates: March 16-23

Participants will work with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to help save a variety of animals abandoned or abused. On any given day there is approximately 2,000 animals who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care at Best Friends.  Students will spend their week helping these animals and getting them ready to find a new home.

 

2013 International Trips:

• Location: Guatemala

Alternative Breaks - Guatemala Trip

Youth Development

  • Cost: $1500
  • Deposit: $500 (due at sign-up)
  • Dates: March 16-23

Participants will have the opportunity to work in underprivileged schools teaching the English language to children.  There may also be potential to help out with after school programs such as soccer camps and other extracurricular activities.

• Location: Trinidad and Tobago

Alternative Breaks - Trinidad and Tobago Trip

Community Development

  • Cost: $1500
  • Deposit: $500 (due at sign-up)
  • Dates: March 16-23

This trip will look into community development with focuses on environmental concerns and climate issues.  It will also look into women’s development throughout the country. 

• Location: Jamaica

Alternative Breaks - Jamaica Trip

Community Development and Construction

  • Cost: $1500
  • Deposit: $500 (due at sign-up)
  • Dates: March 16-23

This trip will be focused around construction of parks, roads and other structures that benefit the community.  Looking into opportunities to help with projects that will generate income for the community will also be a focus.

Alternative Breaks wants to make each trip as affordable as possible. We work with students to take part in both individual and group fundraising. Scholarships are also available with the SLCE office through the generous gift of Rocky Mountain Power for domestic and international trips and International Programs for international trips. Contact the SLCE office for more information regarding fundraising opportunities as well as scholarship requirements and deadlines.

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