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Alternative Spring Break

Our mission seeks to expose students to diverse cultures and traditions through service and activism, as students are immersed in unique environments. 

Our goal is to provide a service learning opportunity for Northwest students willing to commit themselves to a worthy cause by positively impacting the lives of others. Concepts of social justice, economic disparity, and community outreach are explored through the depths of service, education, critical thinking, and leadership. 

During Northwest's Spring Break (March 25th-April 1st), Alternative Spring Break traveled to North Carolina to assist groups in relief efforts from Hurricane Michael. The main focus was on homes directly impacted by flooding. In addition to preparation for the trip, our members volunteered at local community organizations such as after-school programs, food banks, and animal shelters. 

If you are interested in joining Alternative Spring Break for the 2019-2020 school year, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 7 pm in Meeting Room B on the 3rd floor of the Union!

Alternative Spring Break ApplicationView Word Document    Participant Agreement View Word Document