2019 Alternative Breaks Season begins once more at Plenitud PR! We are happy and grateful to host university students who join us from all over for a week full of learning and loving service. Our days are filled with agro-ecological practices, sustainability, community resilience, herbal medicine and most of all, LOVE! /////
Comienza la temporada 2019 de grupos universitarios que visitan a Plenitud PR por una semana para aprender y servir juntos! Cada día practicamos los principios de la agroecología, sustentabilidad, resiliencia, hierbas medicinales y sobre todo - AMOR!
#plenitudpr #loveservinglove #amoratravesdelserviciio #agroecology #permaculture #alternativebreak
The third Alternative Break trip over winter vacation wrapped up a few days ago. Keene State students traveled to Memphis, TN, and spent a week in a children's hospital, volunteering and bringing joy to young patients! They baked cookies, played games, shared stories, and more. Take a closer look by watching Alt Break leaders Kyana Anderson and Kayla Koster on Insta Stories! #KSCaltbreak #AltBreak #AlternativeBreak
Andddd that’s a wrap for #AMCAWB19
! Congrats to this group of 14 students for all the hard work they put into these homes this week. It was amazing to see the transformation of the homes and of all the students through their acts of #service
! We can’t wait to get back and share the experience with our family, friends, and communities!
If you’re looking for a way to help the people of Puerto Rico who are still suffering from the effects of #HurricaneMaria
reach out to @sbppuertorico
for more info on how YOU can make a difference too!
#annamaria #amcatnation #alternativebreak #campusministry #volunteering #puertorico
This past week, our second Alternative Break group of student volunteers traveled to Pennsylvania to learn about compassionate farming. They worked at a slaughter-free dairy farm milking cows, logging firewood, preparing meals, and caring for the grounds between workshops on topics from communication to orienteering to vegan cooking. Join our Alt Break leaders Julia Brida and Ashley Rollend on InstaStories to get a behind-the-scenes look at the work they did! #KSCaltbreak #AltBreak #AlternativeBreak
Need a reason to submit your application for Alternative Spring Break or Alternative Summer Break? We'll share 5!
1. There are 4 trips to choose from! Each service trip focuses on a social issue, so you can pick the one that most interests you. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
2. No matter the trip, you'll meet 10 new students. It's a great way to build connections on the campus. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
3. You'll build skills that will help you in your career. Alternative Break alumni work in community development, business, healthcare, nonprofits, and as teachers and social workers. Many alums say they would not be in their job or field if not for participating in an Alternative Break trip. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
4. Alternative Breaks are hands-on! Learn about social issues + solutions to challenges through projects + conversations with community organizations + leaders. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
5. Worry-free experiences organized by student leaders. Meals, housing, and transportation are included with each trip so all you have to focus on is packing and engaging in the community. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
HAVE QUESTIONS? Share below, send a DM, or email AlternativeBreak@buffalostate.edu
#buffalostate #buffstate #buffalostateserves #servicelearning #communityengagement #civicengagement #socialresponsibilty #alternativebreak #alternativebreaks #buffalostateab @buffalostateab
Days 1 & 2 of #AMCAWB19
are complete! We divided into 2 teams working on two different homes with @sbpusa.
One group had been doing an awesome job tiling and grouting while the second is making huge progress with painting and cocking the siding. Now we’re ending the day with some Puerto Rican beach time 🏝 😎 Can’t wait to be back at it tomorrow! #annamaria #alternativebreak #volunteering #puertorico
Excited to be serving with friends from Southern Methodist University @smualternativebreaks #AlternativeBreak
They'll be serving with 2 families in Tuskegee on Monday and Tuesday before heading on to Montgomery and Selma. Just had a great discussion on friendship, poverty, and our #BLESS
approach to ministry. #madeformore #extendlove
** Link in Bio ** 🌎🇯🇲
This year, I've had the privilege of joining the Executive Board of UNICEF@FIU.
The experience has been nothing short of eye opening. UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. At FIU, our work is to educate, advocate and fundraise for the international organization. The culminatint point of our work is spending our Spring Break vacation, in March, in a low income community in Jamaica where we will be completing 3 tasks: Outreach to the Homeless community, renovation work in an orphanage & classroom assistance in an early childhood center.
10 UNICEF members and myself are ecstatic to participate in this service trip but, as always, in our world, all has a price. As we are all college students, we created this crowdfunding campaign for anyone that would like to contribute to our trip. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Any donation of 20$ or more will include a free UNICEF shirt! :) Material donations are also greatly appreciated (the list of needed items can be found on the link below) and you can contact me on how to send them to the various centers.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read our campaign and helping us spread a little good in the world :) Follow this link for the GoFundMe Campaign --> ** http://Bit.ly/UnicefJamaicaFIU ** P.S: For any donation made, please indicate your name and my name as a refferal so I can contact you directly :)
#unicef #thankful #servicetrip #alternativebreak #jamaicawerecoming
Volunteering abroad with HavServe enables you to make meaningful contributions to community projects in the areas of education, healthcare, construction, childcare, community development and more. #HavServe #volunteer
Stuck on Christmas shopping & tired of all the “stuff”? Look no further! Gift yourself and/or tell your family/friends about this experience to give back in BIG way—the ultimate Christmas gift!! 🎄🎁 I’m leading a @soles4souls
trip to #Guatemala
in March and need at least 6-8 more people on my trip. So many of you have said you’ve wanted to travel with @soles4soulstravel
& me... well, here’s your chance!!! Please join me! I really want to make this trip happen and would LOVE for YOU to be part of this incredible experience. Guatemala is truly one of my favorite places. This country and its people are kind and beautiful. And the way we serve alongside an amazing local organization will make your heart happy as we give back to others in a real and intimate way. ❤️ SO. If you, your family or friends are ready for an experience of a lifetime (!!), complete the trip registration in my bio ASAP. Our goal is to fill this trip by the New Year. ⏰ Let’s make it happen!!! #christmas #gift #giveback #experience #adventure #family #personaldevelopment
We are having an incredible experience in El Paso, Texas on our Alternative Break trip! Students are spending time near the US/Mexico border exploring issues of immigration, and its social and political effect on local families and communities.
Most recently, our students spent time in Juarez learning from community leaders about the work they are doing in their city with kids and families. :
Over winter break, many of our students participate in Alternative Break! Alt Breaks (as our students call it) are service-based trips where students volunteer in teams to help serve communities in need. It's also an opportunity for students to gain awareness of critical social issues, enhance their individual growth, and prepare for lives of active citizenship. These Keene State students are currently in Puerto Rico helping to revitalize, rebuild, and strengthen neighborhoods and habitats affected by recent hurricanes. Want a closer look? Head to our Instagram Stories and meet Alt Break leader Abby Call! #KSCaltbreak #AltBreak #AlternativeBreak
Alternative Spring Break is all about service and learning about social issues. There are scholarships available for first-gen students! #uvucenterforsocialimpact #alternativebreak
There's only 1 month left to submit an application, so apply soon: https://orgsync.com/50207/forms/345313
Don’t pass on this opportunity - apply to go to Guatemala with Hillel over spring break! Application link in bio
Did you forget to get a gift for yourself this Chanukah? It’s not too late! Give yourself the trip of a lifetime - apply to go to Guatemala on Hillel’s alternative break! Link in bio 👇 #AlternativeBreak #TikkunOlam #Volunteer #Travel
Day 2.5 for our winter SAS Sharks. Snowstorm Diego delayed this crew a bit and they were stuck in Charleston for another night, but no problem for them, still all smiles! Onward to snow country Asheville NC today and serving with the YMCA of Western North Carolina soon! #alternativebreak #snowedin #slceityourway #nsusharks
We spent the morning with students from Florida International University who will be spending their whole week in New York teaching JA programs! We are so grateful for these dedicated volunteers who chose to use their time off school to teach students about money, jobs, and business ownership!
Craving some soup in this chilly weather? Head to the Panera on West Chester Pike for dinner TOMORROW 12/8 between 4pm-8pm to have a portion of your bill go towards the Habitat for Humanity #alternativebreak
trip. Show this flyer to your cashier when you order to help fund our team! #ramserve
Every small business can have a big impact on our communities. Are you working with local businesses on #GivingTuesday
? Or is your business giving back this weekend? Share your plans and how you are helping shape your local community!
Just get me to Thanksgiving Break...am I right?? Im thinking get me to SPRING BREAK! SAS trips for Winter 2019 just went live! COSTA RICA! GEORGIA! Woo!! Secure your spot today, they won’t be available long! 🏃🏼♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏼♂️ #alternativebreak #slceityourway #nsusharks
Our on the ground team in Haiti is working hard to prepare for your upcoming trips by becoming more connected to the local health network. Sarah Stubbs and local team are very excited to have just bought tickets to attend the Haiti Health Network Nord Regional Conference, where they will get to discuss with experts how to best tackle key operations that threaten quality sustainable healthcare.
Have a passion for learning about global health? Sign up for the December open enrollment trip to Haiti and get a realistic glimpse into this complex field.
cozy <3 | I’m so grateful to have met such beautiful, kind, and genuinely wholehearted people! I’ll never forget this amazing experience!! :’) #jagbreak #alternativebreak
So proud of this group of @iupui @jagbreak
students spending their fall break learning about social issues in our country and how as young, educated adults they can get involved in their community and help break the cycle of poverty #iupui #alternativebreak #EastStLouis
Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice … you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Thank you Kelly and Emilie for your service.
#volunteer #Haiti #mountains #servicelearning #qualityeducation #probono