Unconventional Spring Break 2010 Ideas
By: Patrice R. Phillips
After being immersed in exams, lack of free time, lack of sleep, and classes, most of us usually cannot wait—correction—we count down to spring break. We sit back and close our eyes—imagining ourselves on a white sand beach, sipping a non-alcoholic pina colada, relaxing to the sound of tropical waves.
However on a more serious note: in the last 10 years we have witnessed one countless unfortunate event after another. Thousands of civilians around the world are still struggling to cope from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Haiti earthquake, September 11th, and the 2004 Tsunami.
The underprivileged men, women, and children of the world could really benefit from the humanitarian activism of us all.
If you are willing to trade in that string bikini and bronzer cream in return of strengthening your leadership skills—check out the opportunities below.
UTSA Today: Help build homes, and other community service deeds in New Orleans, Amarillo, and San Antonio, Texas.
Date: March 14-19
Peru 109: For one week work with children of a low-income elementary/middle school program in Trujillo, Peru.
Date: March or April
Live United: Help the United Way of Southern Mississippi rebuild the Mississippi Golf Coast.
Date: March 28th – April 3rd
Volunteer Abroad: Work hands on with homeless children in Honolulu, Hawaii for 1 to 2 weeks aiming to improve their quality of life.
United Planet: Interested in bettering the ecosystem? Volunteer with United Planet in Costa Rica on the conservation of the cloud forest and protecting endangered sea turtle beaches.
Date: 1- 12 Weeks. (Month N/A)