Alternative Spring Break 2014: Applications available for next year’s potential site leaders

Huskie Alternative Breaks logoDo you have a passion for service and leadership and love to travel?

Become a Huskie Alternative Breaks (HAB) site leader.

Northern Illinois University’s HAB program presents students with a non-traditional spring break opportunity where they can travel to perform service in another community.

Site leaders have the unique opportunity to help pick the social justice issues and project sites for their own trips. Site leaders also will gain valuable leadership, organization and team-building skills throughout their participation in Huskie Alternative Breaks as they prepare other participants for the trip.

HAB has been sending students to participate in community service throughout the United States since its founding in 2009, when compassionate Huskies joined together to provide their assistance in the wake of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas.

Since then, the program has dedicated itself to giving its participants a blend of direct volunteer service and exposure to the community, all while creating new and lasting friendships. Students currently are in Joplin, Mo., offering disaster relief and in Newark, N.J., where they are working with children and youth and assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Applicants must have previous experience with a service trip.

Applications are available online and can be submitted by email to huskiealternativebreaks@gmail.com or turned into the Student Involvement & Leadership Development office in Room 150 of the Campus Life Building, by 4 p.m. Friday, March 29.

For more information, call (815) 753-1421 or email studentinvolvement@niu.edu.

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