Tuesday Talk: Alternative Break Project

Tuesday Talk is a blog series on the National blog. Catch up on trends and tips on topics relevant to your Chapter from various National Staff and National Council members.

October’s Tuesday Talk Guest:  Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams Vice President of Philanthropy Development

Kyle Williams
Vice President of Philanthropy Development

What is Alternative Break Project?

The Alternative Break Project is a national event that offers Brothers the opportunity to aid in closing the gap on educational inequities. Each year, a group of Brothers travel to a school for a week-long project. The project is different each year and is based on what the needs of the school. In addition to the project, Brothers interact with students, Teach For America Corps Members, and the Teach for America regional office to learn more about the adversity students face in the city we are visiting. This event gives Brothers the opportunity to embrace all legs of the Tripod.

Who can participate?

Any Collegiate or Alumni Member of Phi Sigma Pi is able to participate in the trip. If Brothers are interested in attending the project, an application is needed. This year, eight to thirteen Brothers will be selected to attend the project.

How can Chapters participate in the Alternative Break Project?

We want all Brothers to be involved in the project, so there are many ways Chapters can participate at the local level. Supporting students at the school and encouraging them to continue their education will play a huge part in leaving our mark on the school. An Amazon.com Wishlist will be set up which will consist of items needed by the school. Activities at Regional Conferences are also available to allow Brothers to get involved.

The biggest role Chapters can play in the project is supporting and encouraging our Brothers on the trip. Chapters can sponsor care packages for Brothers participating in the project and send mail to Brothers during the week of the project to motivate Brothers throughout the week.

Contact the National Office at tfa@phisigmapi.org for more information on how to get your Chapter involved.

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