Alternative Fall Break is coming up, and registration is closing soon.
Whether you need the service hours to fulfill a credit requirement or simply love to help the environment and give back to the community, Alternative Fall Break is an opportunity worth exploring.
Every spring and fall semester, Salt Lake Community College hosts special events to give back to the community. Each event has a different focus, but SLCC and the Thayne Center want to inspire students by coordinating events that can bring real change to this world.
This year’s Alternative Fall Break will highlight food resources in the community. Students will get to see how community members help take care of those in need while immersing themselves in the experience of giving back.
Ja’Shonae Cooks, the Thayne Center’s campus community engagement coordinator, helps lead and oversee these events.
“We try to build community and bring students together,” Cooks says. “It’s great to see the students get together after participating in these events and continuing these new friendships.”
Anna Timothy, a student who has personally participated in the events for two years now, echoes this sentiment.
“I think it’s really cool when you get to spend so much close time with other people who care about the same issues that you do,” Timothy says. “[Alternative Breaks] are huge collaborative events that really spur excitement and creativity.”
Timothy was so inspired by the Alternative Breaks that she continued to volunteer, eventually joining AmeriCorps and pursuing a career where she can continue to help her community daily.
Contact the Thayne Center for more information about this year’s Alternative Fall Break.