Alternative Spring Breaks 2012

Celebrating its 25th year at SMU, Alternative Breaks is taking more than 90 students to nine sites during spring break 2012 to perform community service: Atlanta; Boston; Crawfordville, Florida; Denver; Los Angeles; New York; Taos, New Mexico; Window Rock, Arizona; and Quito, Ecuador.

Volunteering in Los Angeles

An update from Leah, who participated in the trip to LA, where students are volunteering with AIDS Project of Los Angeles: Every day, something new and exciting happened in LA, whether it was sightseeing or volunteering for AIDS Project Los Angeles. The staff at APLA was amazing. They were very kindhearted people with great words of wisdom for today's youth. My favorite thing about the staff at APLA was that they were very upfront with the issues of HIV/AIDS, body image, sex, and sexually transmitted diseases. Our volunteer work ranged from filing paperwork to working in a food bank. When we weren't volunteering, our AB group spent as much time as possible trying all kinds of foods in LA and visting places [...]

2012-03-23T22:28:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Alternative Spring Breaks 2012|

Supporting Habitat in Denver

An update from Thomas, a first-year physics and math major who participated in the trip to Denver, where students worked with Habitat for Humanity: Alternative Break in Denver was a blast. We worked with Habitat for Humanity's "ReStore" resale outlets for three days at two different sites. We spent a majority of the time making the ReStores more accessible for shoppers. Also, some of us built things out of scraps for the ReStores to sell on Earth Day. On the last day, we helped with a build. We were split into two groups. One group worked outside putting up boards for the side of the house. The other group spent most of the time indoors putting up insulation inside the [...]

2012-03-23T22:28:54+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Alternative Spring Breaks 2012|

Hard work and fun in Florida

An update from Alaxandria, a biochemistry major who participated in the trip to Florida, where students performed environmental restoration: Went to Wakulla County in Florida. Worked on the forest refuge with 12 others with a man named Trixie. He was hilarious, and I had a great time working with my group. We all worked together and got along fine. It truly was a great experience. Each day I grew more appreciative that I was chosen to attend. I had some lifetime experiences getting the chance to swim in the ocean/beach and swim in a spring. My favorite part was the entire trip.

2012-03-23T22:29:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Alternative Spring Breaks 2012|

Breaking for history

Celebrating its 25th year at SMU, Alternative Breaks is taking more than 90 students to nine sites during spring break 2012 to perform community service: Atlanta; Boston; Crawfordville, Florida; Denver; Los Angeles; New York; Taos, New Mexico; Window Rock, Arizona; and Quito, Ecuador.

2012-03-14T14:53:32+00:00 March 13th, 2012|Alternative Spring Breaks 2012|