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Alternative Break Local

UT students will have TWO opportunities to serve their Knoxville community in Spring 2017 through the ABLocal program!

  • February 17th- 19th (Friday- Sunday)- Women’s Issues
  • April 21st- 23rd (Friday- Sunday)- Environmental Issues

We will be diving into service in our own community to help serve those close to home. This trip will focus on community development and working alongside our Knoxville community partners to help students better understand the social issues around us. The same basic principles of the Alternative Break Program apply… just in a shorter time frame!

Selection for the trip will be based on a random lottery system of the applications submitted. A $25 participation fee will cover all meals, housing, and transportation during the experience. Feel free to contact lrhoden@vols.utk.edu with any questions.

Applications for the Environmental Issues trip will open on March 20th.

2017 Alternative Break Local Application: Environmental Issues

This Earth Day the Alternative Break Program will be taking a weekend conservation and preservation trip to serve The Great Smoky Mountains. It is an especially relevant time to serve these mountains we love so much due to recent wildfires. We will be serving in a variety of facets such as clearing trails, or repairing fences. In order to truly experience The Smoky Mountains, we will be camping at Cades Cove outside of Townsend, TN. Please contact Lacie Rhoden at lrhoden@vols.utk.edu with any questions or concerns.

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