FSAB Trips

MLK Weekend Trip

Florida State Alternative Breaks will NOT be offering an MLK weekend trips during the 2019-2020 academic year. Please look for MLK weekend opportunities next year.

Spring Break Trips

Education: Access & Equity
March 14-21, 2020
Student Coordinators: Leesa Newbon & Jamie Dennis
Cost: $200
Description: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are some of the most rapidly growing educational fields in today’s society. Yet, urban youth remain under-resourced and at-risk of being excluded from these educational opportunities. By working with NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, participants will assist urban youth of various ages as they develop their knowledge of the STEM fields, while learning how to apply the skills they gain in ways to contribute back to their community. Participants will have hands on experience working with different educational models that have a track record of assisting with community renewal, including urban agriculture, strategic planning management, youth empowerment, and business development.

 

Environment: Sustainability & Personal Empowerment
March 14-21, 2020
Student Coordinators: Malyce Collins & Rebecca Davis
Cost: $200
Description: Participants will practice sustainability with the Woodland Harvest Mountain Farm and learn the value of “Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share,” while discovering a love for Earth, others, and self. The team will stay in a hand-built mountain cabin for a humbling experience away from technology and modern conveniences, which is part of the farm’s practice of permaculture. Service activities vary, and may include: feeding farm animals, developing alternative energy sources, building fences and outhouses, and planting fruits and vegetables. In addition to service, this trip focuses on self-empowerment through personal reflection and connecting with nature. The Woodland Harvest Mountain Farm trip will enrich the spirit of those who attend and deepen ties with the surrounding community.

 

Health: HIV/AIDS Awareness
March 14-21, 2020
Student Coordinators: Sophia Torres & Sameera Shaik
Cost: $200
Description: Many people globally are affected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system. A recent statistic stated that nearly 40,000 people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States in 2017. The virus can affect each person differently because of healthcare costs, lack of education and access to services, and intersectional stigma. Participants will address this issue by providing support to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS by working with Crescent Care’s NO/AIDS Task Force. Crescent Care is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive support and resources to people and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

Human Rights: Migration & Border Issues
March 14-21, 2020
Student Coordinators: Amy Morales & TBD
Cost: $200
Participants will practice ethical and sustainable service through educational programming and cultural awareness. El Refugio provides housing and legal assistance for families with a detained relative(s) in the greater Georgia area. Students will be discussing migrant issues through facilitated conversation and learning about the work El Refugio is doing to support deported families and families with detained relatives. Participants will learn about advocacy work and civic engagement. Volunteering will range from preparing meals for the visiting families, aiding in the in-take process to answering the El Refugio hotline. The trip will explore the complexities behind migrant issues and bi-national border contexts and larger systems with which these issues interact.

 

Poverty: Food & Housing Security
March 14-21, 2020
Student Coordinators: Kathryn Etherton & Laura Fernandes
Cost: $200
Description: Participants will embark on a trip with the YMCA of Western North Carolina as they explore the many societal factors that contribute to poverty as a whole, with a primary focus on food insecurity. Participants will take action in helping those experiencing food insecurity through assisting in food banks, helping the community in youth development, as well as maintaining the community garden. The trip will delve deeper into the causes of poverty and how to combat these complex social issues. Participants’ new experiences will inspire them to serve their home communities and the greater Tallahassee area.

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