Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Still Need Spring Break Plans? Join Us

We're almost one month away from Spring Break. If you don't have any plans yet and are interested in serving other people, consider joining the 2014 Office of Service Learning and Sustainability Alternative Spring Break experience. This year we'll be traveling to Escambia County, AL to team up with BamaCovered, a grassroots healthcare advocacy group. The trip will take place during the week of March 24-28. We currently have about 5 spots left. If you're interested, please sign up here.

About the Trip 

Escambia County, AL is the second-most highly uninsured county in the state. According to the most recent American Community Survey 5-year estimate, 21.9 percent of its population does not have access to health care. The work we will do in partnership with Bama Covered will help hundreds of people find access to coverage under the provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Trip Details
  • Availability: The trip is open to ten students on a first come, first served basis. To apply for the trip, please fill out this form.
  • Cost: $250 per student. A deposit of $50 is due by March 3 and the full payment is due by March 14. Dates: We will leave Montevallo early on the morning of Monday, March 24 and return in the late afternoon of Friday, March 28. 
  • Agenda: During the first three days, we will be facilitating access to health care in Escambia County, AL. Then, we will retreat to a beachfront property in Pensacola, FL for a time of reflection upon our service. 
  • What’s included: Your trip fee includes transportation, lodging in Escambia County and Pensacola, and meals on the trip. You will need a small amount of money for miscellaneous meals and personal expenses. 
  • Expectations: Our Alternative Spring Break trip will be a time of service, fun, learning, and reflection. You will be asked to complete a training session in preparation for the trip, and there will be several reflective exercises on our journey. The first training session is February 25, and anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Leaders: Andrew Battista and Lauren Wallis of the Carmichael Library will lead our trip.

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