FLORIDA IMMERSION TRIPS
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Florida Immersion Trips engage students in important social issues through service trips, leadership development, education, and reflection. Florida Immersion Trips aim to develop a community of active and engaged leaders who are committed to positive sustainable change.
SPRING 2013 Trips
Everglades Conservancy Everglades, FL March 22-24
Nights will be spent participating in leadership and team-building exercises, reflecting on the day’s experiences, and having FUN while getting to know your fellow trip participants.
Facilitation of this trip will be provided by Sara Canatsey of the Department of Campus Recreation.
FIT to Stop Hunger Now Boca Raton, FL April 5-7
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. On this trip, student participants will work in partership with Stop Hunger Now to executive a Meal Packaging Event from the ground up in addition to learning all about hunger issues throughout our world and how we can make a difference. Nights will be spent participating in leadership and team-building exercises, reflecting on the day’s experiences, and having FUN while getting to know your fellow trip participants.
Facilitation of this trip will be provided by Katie Burke of Student Involvement & Leadership
Prior to embarking on this trip, all participants are required to attend a pre-trip orientation about a week prior to their departure date. March 14 for the Everglades Trip and March 29 for the Stop Hunger Now Trip. Trip logistics and schedule will be discussed. Also included will be short leadership and advocacy empowerment sessions to prepare participants for the weekend immersion trip. FIT participants will receive 12 volunteer hours through the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service.
Each trip is $25. Click HERE to apply to attend a Spring 2013 FIT trip. Application due March 1 for both trips!
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Nori Carter, Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service — email@example.com, 561-297-3607
Katie Burke, Student Involvement & Leadership — firstname.lastname@example.org, 561-297-3798
Sarah Canatsey, Campus Recreation - email@example.com, 561-289-9289
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