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Fall Break, October 12-15, 2019
Fall ASE programs provide a 4-day service and learning experience in the southeast. Experiences are led and created by trained student Peer Leaders and involve direct service alongside community partners, purposeful reflection and new experiences outside of our local community!
- Sign-up on Wednesday, September 18 in the ACT Outreach Center beginning at 7:30 a.m.
- Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Total cost $100 (includes: food, housing, and transportation)
- $50 check deposit (made out to ACT) due at sign-up to hold your spot.
- One required pre-travel meeting (time and location determined by each program once participants are finalized)
- One post-travel meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm - dinner provided!
Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary
This program addresses the issue of animal rights and the intersectionality of human-animal oppression. Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary is a sanctuary for farm animals that have been rescued from the animal agriculture industry. Volunteers will be able to work directly with the animals, as well as help with general farm tasks.
Peer Leaders: Kennedy Little & Anne Sekutowski
Learning Partner: Sonya Long
Human Trafficking Awareness
This program addresses the issue of human trafficking and women's rights. The goals of the program are to work alongside organizations that work directly and indirectly with affected individuals, as well as to provide education and awareness in order to teach students to respond to this issue within their community. Participants will be working alongside Compassion to Act and Lily Pad Haven to assist in various organizational and educational projects.
Peer Leaders: Rachel Brown & Michala Penninger
Learning Partner: Debbie Poulos
Camp Twin Lakes "You B You Family Camp"
Go back to summer camp for a weekend! This program will be working with Camp Twin Lakes "You B You Family Camp" for kids with autism and their families. Camp Twin Lakes provides year-round, fully-accessible, and intentionally designed camp programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles while creating shared experiences with other children who face similar challenges. Beyond spending time with kids and their families, we will likely be helping with general grounds maintenance and other projects to support the over-all camp mission.
Peer Leaders: Megann Southworth & Megan Aeschleman
Learning Partner: RaShaun Robinson