|"Women's Empowerment" in Miami, FL|
|"Rebuilding Homes & Restoring Hope" in Biloxi, MS|
The Alternative Break trip entitled "Women's Empowerment" took students to Miami, FL with Doanise Thompson 15' leading the way. The group gave time to local organizations Camillus House, Lotus House, Women's Fund of Miami, and the Women's Breast and Heart Initiative, also assisting with the "Power of the Purse" event through which they raised $400,000 for local women's organizations. Through their service, the students were able to "learn more about holistic issues that women face and the different ways that non profits are empowering women in the Miami communities," Thompson said.
|"Surprise Mystery Trip" on McAfee's Knob in Raonoke, VA|
|"Give Kids the World" in Kissimmee, FL|
Lastly, students participating in "Give Kids the World," led by Michael Ricci 15', went to Kissimmee, Fla. to provide service at a storybook vacation for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses and their families. In addition to their work with children and families at Give Kids the World, the students also volunteered with "Traveling Tutus," an organization that distributes dance attire to children all around the world in an effort to spread hope and empowerment to underprivileged youth.
In total, 41 students and 5 staff and faculty members participated in the four Alternative Spring Break trips this year.