CU Denver Alternative Winter Break 2013
The Alternative Winter Break program exposes students to complex social and cultural issues through direct service, experiential learning, group discussion, and personal reflection. The vision is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our communities.
The goals of the trip are to:
1. Participate in service projects that impact the local community.
2. Develop community amongst the student participants.
3. Have new and exciting experiences in another part of the country.
Students are expected to participate in all group activities. Participants will not be allowed to engage in activities outside of the group agenda. An advisor must be present at all activities.
San Diego, CA- Students will participate in projects focused on social issues such as: poverty/homelessness, immigration, environmental, and educational issues with a variety of nonprofits in San Diego.
New Orleans, LA-Students will participate in projects focused on social issues such as: poverty/homelessness, home rebuilding, urban renewal, environmental and educational issues with a variety of non-profits in New Orleans.
Total cost for students participating in AWB is $200.00 (cash or check). This includes airfare, lodging, and all meals. The total amount will be due at the first orientation meeting (see timeline below) Due to airline regulations, we will not be able to refund any money after the first meeting.
Students are responsible for transportation to and from Denver International Airport.
Timeline for the trip:
Friday, October 19: All participants will be notified
Friday, November 9: MANDATORY MEETING 2:00PM-
All $200 due-No refunds after this date. You must attend all mandatory meetings or you will forfeit your spot on the trip and will not be given a refund.
Friday, December 14: MANDATORY MEETING 2:00PM
Friday, January 4: MANDATORY MEETING 2:00PM
Sunday, January 6: Leave Denver-arrive in Location
Saturday, January 12: Leave Location arrive back in Denver
Students must be a current CU Denver student in good academic standing and be able to pass a background check. For more information: www.ucdenver.edu/asb
The CU Denver Alternative Winter Break encourages hard work, critical thinking and, most of all, FUN!
Location & Time for the meetings
November 9th from 2-4 Tivoli 320 B &C
December 14th from 2-4 Tivoli 320 C
January 4th from 2-4 Tivoli 320 B & C