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Registration begins Nov. 15 for Alternative Spring Break

November 13, 2012

AltSpringEAU CLAIRE — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will send a team of students to Indianapolis, Ind., on an Alternative Spring Break trip. The students will explore the concepts of servant leadership and social justice — specifically around issues of poverty, homelessness and socioeconomic status.

Running from March 17-23, 2013, the Alternative Spring Break trip will provide students the opportunity to engage in hands-on service projects at partner sites, including the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, Gleaners Food Bank, Providence Cristo Rey High School, Rebuilding the Wall and Wheeler Mission Ministries.

"Servant leadership has taught me personal responsibility for myself and the duty I have to serve others," wrote one student who previously participated in the trip. "Alternative Spring Break has forever changed my outlook on what is personal wealth."

Registration begins Nov. 15 at the front desk of the Student Organizations and Leadership Center in Room 220 of Davies Center. The cost is $375, which includes lodging, transportation, meals, all group activities and required readings. A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration, with the remaining balance due Feb. 15, 2013. The trip is limited to the first 20 students who sign up, and students can earn 30 hours of
service-learning credit for participating.

Alternative Spring Break is sponsored by Activities, Involvement and Leadership office of the University Centers.

For more information, contact Katy Rand, coordinator of student leadership, at 715-836-4803 or randka@uwec.edu.

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