Alternative Breaks: Vacations of Service
Watch full episode here (Releases Friday March 20, 8:30pm, on SOPTV and Immense Possibilities).
As we air this episode for the first time, college students all over the county are about to head out for spring breaks. If you watch network television or read popular magazines, it might conjure up visions of girls and boys gone wild, drinking 24/7 and partying on sandy beaches. Instead many students are taking on tasks on alternative breaks. Josh Lyman (co-organizer at STLF) talks to us about these programs created for students, a student national STLF - Students Today, Leaders Forever. These projects are taking kids on trips and helping to change the world.
During these Vacations of Service, projects run from volunteering in schools, helping teachers get organized, environmental projects like building bike trails, food banks, homeless shelters, go to beaches, oyster clean up and so much more. STLF tries to do projects that excite folks in getting involved in their communities. These experiences really stick with the individuals and create an all around better society.
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