Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009
K-STATE'S SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES OFFERS STUDENTS SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE TRIPS DURING SPRING BREAK 2010
MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University students who want to spend spring break 2010 helping others can apply now for six different community service trips.
The trips are organized by Alternative Breaks, a program through K-State's School of Leadership Studies that offers service opportunities to students interested in volunteering.
The 2010 spring break at K-State starts March 13 and runs through March 21. The six community service destinations being offered include: Save the Family Foundation, Mesa, Ariz.; Boys & Girls Club, Chicago, Ill.; Rebuilding Together, New Orleans, La.; Cumberland Trail Conference, La Follette, Tenn.; AIDS Service of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; and One Mission Galveston, Galveston, Texas.
Student teams will be selected for each location and will work with local residents to address a pressing social issue, such as poverty or environmentalism. As part of the community service projects, students are exposed to a variety of geographic, economic and cultural environments while gaining a new understanding of service and forming a lifelong commitment to citizenship.
All K-State students are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to be hard working, adaptable, mature and service-oriented. No previous leadership experience through the School of Leadership Studies is required.
Interested students can pick up an application from the civic leadership office at the Kansas State University Foundation Building, 2323 Anderson Ave. Students also can access the application form and get more information online at http://www.k-state.edu/leadership/AB.html
Applications for the spring break trips are due by Feb. 5, 2010.