Alternative Spring Break
Kent State University's Alternative Spring Break trips expose students to social justice and cultural issues through direct service, community visits, reflection, and a variety of cultural activities. The purpose of the trips is to engage students in service as well as to inform them about current social issues and encourage their on-going involvement in social change.To register for the available service trips, CLICK HERE
This trip will provide an opportunity for students to engage themselves in a cultural exchange with our Native American neighbors living in the Buffalo area. We are planning to participate in a week-long, hands-on project with Habitat for Humanity, as well as immerse ourselves in the Native American culture. Transportation, lodging, and most meals are included in the $250 registration fee. March 18- March 24, 2012.
Students will stay and work in the country's largest federal homeless shelter located in the shadow of the Capitol building. Volunteer work though out the week will be done at a women's shelter, homeless shelter, environmental project and with D.C.'s HIV/ AIDS population. Students will also have the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and other sites. $250 includes transportation, lodging and most meals. March 17-March 23, 2012.
Columbiana County, OH
Stay close to home and make an impact! Students will stay at the East Liverpool Campus of KSU and provide direct service to area residents and local agencies. We will work with a variety of social service agencies and learn more about the Appalachian culture. $80 includes transportation, lodging and food. March 18- March 23, 2012. A three day $60 option is also available (Sunday-Tuesday).
Calling all Change Agents! Students will work with a variety of community organizations, from youth empowerment programs to homeless outreach programs. Students will meet with community leaders to acquire a grassroots understanding of social issues and social change. Students will also be immersed in diverse Chicago cultural communities. $315 includes transportation, lodging and most meals. March 17- March 23, 2012.
Cleveland, OHCleveland rocks! Volunteers will spend the week on Cleveland's near west side and have an opportunity to do direct service, talk to those impacted by poverty and discuss issues with local social service agencies. $100 includes food, transportation and lodging.March 18 - March 22, 2012.