March 10-15, 2019
Flying Trips: $500
Enough is Enough: Stopping the Cycle of Abuse
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects a large number of men and women. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. Embark on a week-long service trip in St. Louis, Missouri to learn more about this issue and what can be done to help those who have suffered from domestic violence. On the trip, students will be working with multiple non-profit organizations in the area assisting in child care services, sorting donations, preparing rooms for new residents in a safe shelter, and much more
It Takes a Village: Creating Community with People with Disabilities
In rural Kimberton, Pennsylvania sits a dynamic farming, gardening, and handcrafting intentional community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Members will be returning for the fourth year to this site, Camp Hill Kimberton, and will engage in outdoor farming tasks, work in the greenhouses, weaving and crafting activities, and evening meals with the “villagers” and “coworkers.”
Empowering Students through an Education in Exploration
In Taos, New Mexico we will work with Roots and Wings Community School. The school is very understaffed, so volunteers are crucial to creating a positive classroom experience while preparing for state-wide testing. While at Roots and Wings over Spring Break, SMU Breakers spent a majority of their time tutoring and teaching mini lessons in classrooms. SMU students are able to serve as role models as well as truly inspire and positively influence the lives of many children.
Driving Trips: $350
Rebuilding Homes and Lives
Category 4 hurricane. 3 landfalls. 5 days of rain. 15 trillion gallons of water. 444 square miles of Harris county submerged. An estimated $200 billion of damage. An area the size of the entire state of South Carolina affected. In Houston, Texas and surrounding areas, hundreds of homeowners are still awaiting assistance after the devastating August 2017 Hurricane Harvey. Students will travel to assist communities with outstanding critical needs and will work on anything from demolition, mold remediation, painting or installing flooring with the Houston based Heart for Texas organization.
From Shore to Gulf: Building a Better Environment
The trip fee includes everything that you’ll need on your trip: food, transportation, housing, t-shirt and one day to explore the city you’re volunteering in!
Members will travel to Biloxi, Mississippi and work with Community Collaborations International on Gulf Coast eco-system restoration and community service projects that assist local communities and bring awareness to various topics affecting the area.