Alternative Spring Break - Alaska

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Help UNH students raise money for an Alternative Spring Break trip to Anchorage, Alaska!

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What can 12 University of New Hampshire (UNH) students do during spring break?

They can change themselves and eventually change the world, starting with Alaska.

UNH has a history of presenting alternative options to the typical college student’s spring break. This year for our spring break, McLaughlin, Lord and Jessie Doe Halls have offered their residents the opportunity to participate in a community service trip to Anchorage, Alaska. We will be working hand in hand with the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department in programs such as a Community Garden, the Kids Kitchen, the Bean Café (a local food pantry and soup kitchen) as well as potential work with the Forestry Department.

Our trip is based on the Alternative Spring Break service-learning model. Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a week-long, substance-free program held in March that gives students the chance to gain personal and professional growth through civic engagement. Our goal is about "being with" community and "working with" community, reflecting on that community work as it pertains to each individual, and developing new perspectives on civic engagement and diversity.

We do this while learning the importance of our involvement in, and how to make positive contributions toward social and environmental justice. In addition we feel the satisfaction of meeting our local, national and global community needs and forming lasting relationships with our new friends and our fellow team members.

There are 12 students who will be participating in this year’s trip. We are hoping that you might be able to make a donation to help support our service in Anchorage, Alaska. The flight to Alaska is expensive so any small amount you can donate will help to get us there!

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Lindsay Furlong Lindsay Furlong