Alternative Spring Break
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Alternative Spring Break 2012-2013
Welcome to ASB 2012-2013! We have 5 great trips planned and we are all excited to leave for our trips very soon! You can follow the experience of the students from their live blog here: www.uwosh.edu/deptblogs/asb/
ASB Trip Information (March 16-23, 2013)
New Orleans - First Year Experience Trip
This trip is for first year students only and while in New Orleans, students will be working with the partner agency and service site St. Bernard Project www.stbernardproject.org
Attending: Krystin Barlelt, Anna Bartlein, Mackenzie Daines, Savannah Buss, Samantha Latham, Atalie Mittelstedt, Taylor Moret, Nika Starcevic, Alyssa Theder, Elizabeth Voss
New York - Diversity & Inclusion
As students travel to New York on this diversity and inclusion trip, they will volunteer with God's Love We Deliver and Gay Men's Health Club. God's Love is the tri-state area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Students here will help with cooking, preparing and delivering meals to all of NYC's boroughs. Check out their website at www.glwd.org.
Gay Men's Health Club is the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, they understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all.
Attending: Taylor Czarnecki, Nicole VanDerWegen, Ashley Leonardelli, Tiffany Pillows, Carly Rast, Courtney Rinka, Chase Ruddell, Nazek Sankari
Student Trip Leader: Meredith Birmingham
Advised by: Jenny Lopez
Washington DC - Hunger and Homelessness
The purpose of the ASB trip to Washington DC is to provide student with a chance to experience poverty firsthand. Students will have an opportunity to be engaged with people currently struggling with homelessness and agencies that provide aid to those individuals.
Focus: Hunger and Homelessness
• Father McKenna Center: http://www.fathermckennacenter.org/index.php
•Rachael's Women's Center: http://www.rachaels.org/template/index.cfm
•Capital Area Food Bank: http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org
Attending: Maxwell Ayres, Jacqueline Bolwerk, Ashley Ebben, Chelse Godfrey, Ashley Hachtel, Cymone Jones, Sara Jurisic, Crystal Conger, Kellie McGavock, Nicole Swenson
Student Trip Leader: Jessica Hron
Advised by: Tom McCarthy
International Trip: Guatemala - Economic Development
Focus: Third World Economic Development
As Green As It Gets: www.asgreenasitgets.org/
Attending: Alyssa Blau, Jaime Bender, Elyse Ford, Elaine Kildsig, Marie Kroehn, Caitlyn Krishka, Addela Marzofka, Hannah McCutcheon, Sarah Micheli, Matthew Miescke, Haley Ott, Rachel Peckham, Nicole Reader
Advised by: Mike Lueder and Amanda Sunila
International Trip: Honduras - Leadership development through service and youth education
On this trip to Honduras students will be working with the non-profit Organization for Youth Empowerment - OYE Honduras. OYE’s mission as a community-based, youth-led organization is to develop the leadership and capacity of at-risk Honduran youth who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. OYE’s integrated development approach combines formal education, youth capacity building, and community engagement to inspire and equip young people with the awareness and skills they need to take control of their lives. In Honduras, primary education is free and obligatory for every child between the ages of seven and fourteen, but the associated transportation costs and income-loss to the household when a child is in school is often too much for families to bear, resulting in children who are forced to drop out of school and are thus unable to complete their “obligatory” education. OYE works to increase the number of students completing their education. In one week volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including political, social and regional awareness seminars, visits to local schools, nutrition centers for infants, orphanages and collaborations with local grassroots youth development efforts.