October 10-13, 2015
Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Kiamichi Country
In a small town in Oklahoma, the group will partner with Rebuilding Together Kiamichi Country to work on critical home repairs and improvements for low-income homeowners. Rebuilding Together strives to develop “a safe and healthy home for every person.”
Fostering Hope in Foster Care
For this trip, Alternative Breaks will partner with Helping Hand Home, an organization that seeks to improve the lives of kids who have suffered neglect, abandonment, and severe abuse. Participants will assist with homework and read to young students. There are also opportunities to engage in activities with the kids, such as arts and crafts, a karaoke party, or game night.
Food Insecurity: Finding an Oasis
Today, approximately one in six Americans struggles with hunger. This trip will partner with a handful of non-profit organizations doing great work with this issue in south Texas. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with individuals and families, while learning about food availability and access.
Trip Title TBD
This trip will partner with several different non-profits to take a look at the issue of poverty in North Texas. Participants will get a chance to serve communities and learn more about housing barriers, nutritional food access, and youth development.
NEW! Environmentalism Trip
PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be camping outdoors in tents for the majority of this trip. While you do not need to be an experienced camper to apply, full consideration should be given to the camping-nature of this trip.
NEW! Education Trip
NEW! Substance Abuse Trip
NEW! Domestic Violence Trip