The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life is already planning their 2012 and 2013 "Alternative Breaks."
Each year, Campus Life organizes community service opportunities for Clayton State students at varied locations throughout the state and the nation, timed to coincide with the University's winter (in December) and spring (in March) breaks.
Although the fall 2012 semester is only a month old, Campus Life is already recruiting students for the Dec. 9, 2012 to Dec. 15, 2012 Alternative Winter Break (which falls between the fall and spring semesters) and the Mar. 3, 2013 to Mar. 9, 2013 spring semester Alternative Spring Break.
The 2012 Alternative Winter Break will send Clayton State student to work with community agencies in Washington, D.C., agencies that focus on the homeless population and those people who are most affected by it; or students may go to eliminate substandard housing on Johns Island, S.C., with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.
If students already have plans for winter break, or want to look farther ahead, Alternative Spring Break will focus on two other service projects in the southeast: helping provide quality early education for preschoolers in a Head Start program in Biloxi, Miss.; or working to protect and preserve a stretch of the Mississippi River in Memphis..
Campus Life has already scheduled two information session about the 2012 Alternative Break Volunteer Program for today -- at 1 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m., in Ballroom B of the Student Activities Center. These information session will cover the application process, participation costs, guidelines and details about each service site.
Students can also pick up application forms in the Campus Life office, or they can be downloaded http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/awb.
For further information, contact LaShanda Hardin at (678) 466-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.