By Krista Kay (Alpha Pi Chapter ‘02, Director of Leadership Advancement)
Greetings from the Crossroads of America!
After a day of travel on Sunday, the 2013 Alternative Break Project participants arrived safely in Indianapolis and are eager to get started on our project. This week, we’ll be creating two resource rooms for the students of TC Howe High School. These resource rooms, designed as dorm rooms, will allow students to get a feel for what college is like and show what future opportunities are available to them.
We have a busy week ahead of preparing the spaces, assembling all of the furniture, and decorating the rooms. We’ll also be spending time with the teachers and students of TC Howe throughout the week. To prepare for their time in the classroom this week, Brothers connected with their respective teacher prior to arriving in Indy.
While we’re here, we also have the opportunity to meet with the Indianapolis regional staff of Teach For America and their corps members. If the weather permits, we may even take in an Indianapolis Indians game with the corps members on Friday.
Though Region Consultant Kaitlyn Ceuninck (Gamma Chi Chapter ‘12) and myself are on site to help direct the project, the following Brothers help make this project a true success:
Robert Airey III, Upsilon Chapter *
Jillian Blueford, Gamma Chi Chapter
Shalonda Dukes, Gamma Chi Chapter
Lia Koski, Gamma Mu Chapter
Nicole Nightlinger, Epsilon Omicron Chapter *
Meghan Mangrum, Epsilon Delta Chapter *
Emily McCormick, Upsilon Chapter
Kristie Tingle, Gamma Omicron Chapter
Shannon Williams, Gamma Tau Chapter
Chrissy Wisolmerski, Epsilon Omicron Chapter
Tiffany Wood, Gamma Mu Chapter
* Previous Alternative Break Project attendee