Alternative Spring Break Trip 2010
What did you do on Spring Break this year? Did you MULCH blueberry bushes? Live in an intentional COMMUNITY? Hang out with REFUGEES from Burma? Rewrite a BEATLES song?
This year a group of seven BC students and 3 facutly/staff members traveled to Comer, GA to Jubilee Partners. Jubilee is an intentional community that houses refugees from war torn countries. In the last 30 years Jubilee has helped over 300 refugees from over 25 countries get a new start in the United States. Our BC group was able to work and live along side the residents of Jubilee as well as refugees from Burma. The group helped teach ESL classes, cook meals for the community, mulch the blueberry patches, chop wood, and build fences. The group also traveled off site to visit a family from Burma who shared their story of what life was like back in Burma, their escape to a Thai refugee camp, and eventually their travel to the States. It was an eye opening and life changing experience for all of those involved. The trip had such a big impact on the group that students have decided to return during Fall Break 2010.
If you are interested in Alternative Break Trips keep a look out for information in September or email Director of Service Initiatives, Jessica Blanford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Spring Break
For the first time in a few years Brevard College students will have the opportunity to go on an Alternative Spring Break trip. Alternative trips are not your typical break trips. The purpose behind an alternative trip is to spend your break helping a community in need. This year 3 Faculty/Staff members and 7 students will have the opportunity to help a very special community in north Georgia. Read on to learn more.
When: March 7-12
Where: Jubilee Partners in Comer, GA
What is Jubilee Partners: Jubilee Partners is a faith based non-profit that provides services to refugees from war torn countries such as Sudan, Afghanistan, Burma and Congo. The staff and residents live modestly by growing their own food, and working as a community to maintain facilities. The refugees are given ESL classes, childcare, practical and culture information classes, and a place to rest. After two months refugees move to Atlanta where the International Rescue Committee give them a furnished apartment, help enrolling them in school, and giving them the job skills necessary to live own their own.
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Fee covers all meals, travel, accommodations, dinner and entertainment in Athens, and snacks! Not to mention the incredible experience!
Questions? Contact Jessica Blanford or visit her office in the AEC.
Brevard College and Community Package More Than 10,000 Meals for Haiti
More than 100 Brevard College students, faculty, staff and members of the Brevard community packaged 10,080 meals for Haitian earthquake victims on March 1st.
The campus and community-wide packaging effort took place at Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts.
A number of Brevard College clubs and organizations coordinated awareness activities over the last month to help raise more than $2,800 to pay for the meals. Each meal, which costs 25 cents, feeds six people. Volunteers helped make, weigh and pack the meals, which are made up of rice, dried vegetables and soy as well as protein, 21 vitamins and minerals.
Brevard College's Service Initiatives Director Jessica Blanford and College Chaplain Shelly Webb, along with TMOVE student service club coordinated the event. Contributing community members included Koinonia Ecumenical Fellowship, First United Methodist Church, and St. Timothy United Methodist Church.
The College partnered with Stop Hunger Now!, which provided the necessary supplies to package the meals.
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