By Kaitlyn Ceuninck, Programming Coordinator, Gamma Chi ’12
The time has come for us to announce the location and project for the 2014 Alternative Break Project.
This year marks our 7th Alternative Break Project. This May, we will dedicate a week to Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, during which Brothers will build an outdoor environmental science classroom to be utilized by students. The classroom will include a greenhouse and offer an interactive experience to students as they study science and practice what they have learned in their science class.
Throughout the week, we will have the opportunity to meet with Teach for America to learn more about educational inequity in Oklahoma City and to answer any questions you may have. We will also have the opportunity to shadow Teach for America Corps Members while interacting with students in the classroom.
Aside from applying to participate in the Alternative Break Project, your Chapter can support the project by:
- Donating supplies to the students at Capitol Hill High School to be utilized in the greenhouse. Supplies can include gloves, seeds, and shovels.
- Gathering information on plant species native to your area.
- Encouraging Brothers attending the project by sponsoring care packages and sending daily mail to Brothers through our mail call service.
Contact the National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get your Chapter involved.
We look forward to impacting the lives of students and sharing this experience with Brothers. Space is limited so apply today to become a 2014 Alternative Break Project corps member. More information on the Alternative Break Project and details of past projects are available.