Alternative Break Experience Fundraiser

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Project ends on November 30, at 11:59 PM CST
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Alternative Break Experience

What We Are:

The Alternative Break Experience is a student-led, service immersion program that takes place during the school breaks each year. Our Spring Break domestic trips are 6-day 5-night trips, while our international trips average between 8 and 10 days. This experience is designed to be a hands-on opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, others, and the world around them. Research shows that these experiences help our students to become better leaders in college and more civically engaged and socially responsible members of our society as alumni. 

This year, there will be eight trips, two of which are international destinations. Each trip will have a specific theme, including Food Insecurity, Education, Refugee Support, Environmentalism/Animal Welfare, Voting Rights, Urban Community Development, International Disaster Relief, and International Community Action. These trips will help to engage over 100 undergraduate students in service to communities in need. We know that our students could choose to spend their time doing a number of things over their breaks, and it makes us proud to know that they are choosing such a selfless act of service. 


Your Support:

Each year, students are responsible for funding part of the trip with a program fee of $150/person for the domestic trips and $1,500/person for the international trip. This program fee helps to cover the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals for the week. With your help and support, we will be able to decrease the financial obligation of these programs on our participants, as well as offer scholarships to students who may not otherwise be able to attend.


For questions, please reach out to the Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism at service@memphis.edu

Levels
Choose a giving level

$5

Tiger Level

Support our students on their Alternative Break Experience! Any donation is appreciated, no matter the size.

$20

Grey Level

This level covers the cost of lodging for one student for one night.

$50

Blue Level

This level covers the cost of food for two students for the week.

$100

Friend Level

This level covers the cost of lodging for one student for one week.

$150

Sustainer Level

This level covers the student fee for one student to attend one of the domestic trips.

$200

Developer Level

This level covers the cost of gas for the van to transport one group of students to or from their designated location.

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