Spring Break Domestic Programs: Special Interest
Advocacy, Equity, and Resolution
This is an opportunity to learn about and experience the issues that confront people with disabilities for an entire week. We will be exploring the spheres that affect their daily life, as well as gaining some hands-on experience by working alongside Hope Springs Farm. This farm is a place where people with disabilities can grow, achieve their goals, and obtain valuable skills in a safe and rewarding environment. We are partnering with the Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) at Appalachian State, which is an incredible program that helps enable everyone to have access to higher education, no matter what their ability.
Peer Leaders: Germaine Horodyski, Michala Penninger, and Cat Pierce
Fighting the Stigma
With approximately 50,000 new cases of HIV in the United States each year, it's time we start talking. Join our program as we educate ourselves on HIV/AIDS, the resource disparities faced by certain demographics who are combating the infection, and the stigmas that the HIV/Aids community face often preventing these important conversations. Learning alongside The Jerusalem House, a permanent housing facility for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and Open Hand, an organization that provides nutritional care to help combat chronic diseases and improve the quality of life. We are excited for a week of immersion into action, advocacy, and education.
Peer Leaders: Alexa Conway & Linny Wennborg
Head Start NC
Join us as we work alongside a Head Start NC program that serves children from ages 0-5 as well as the Ernestine Walkingstick Shelter, which serves individuals who are victims of domestic violence with a variety of services. Both facilities serve primarily members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (ECBI) and have crucial roles in their local community. Our daily reflections will focus on issues surrounding romanticization and tokenization of race, homelessness, and many other social issues.
Peer Leaders: Taylor Cromer & Abby Zeugner
Learn and serve at Camp Evergreen, a camp that provides deserving children with a wilderness camp experience in the great outdoors. Actively participate in direct and indirect service with children, teens, and camp staff.
Peer Leaders: Izzy Martin & Ashley Bisby
Solar and Sustainable Agriculture
Come join us as we learn about agriculture and renewable energy and work alongside Montgomery Farm! Montgomery Farm is completely run with solar power and has partnered with O2 emc to link sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. We will be helping with projects on the farm and educating the community on the importance of renewable energy sources, sustainability, and agricultural practices.
Peer Leaders: Allison Lenhard & Anisha Sharma