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Saint Anselm Students Participate in 16 Service Trips in 2012

January 03, 2012

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In 2012, Saint Anselm students will participate in 16 Service & Solidarity Missions, student-led service trips overseen by Campus Ministry, during spring, winter, and summer breaks. In 2011, Spring Break Alternative (SBA) celebrated its 21st year, sending 214 students on 15 trips in 11 states and Jamaica. The overwhelming popularity of SBA has led to diversifying this popular and exciting program to include mission trips during winter (Winter Break Alternative) and summer (Summer Plunge) breaks. These mission trips enable students to learn about Catholic social teaching while spending time living and working with those most in need.

The "hands on" nature of this program, focusing on service and community, gives participants the chance to build and renovate homes, tutor children, serve in soup kitchens, as well as to visit families and individuals in the community.

Sign-ups and meetings for Service & Solidarity Missions occur throughout the year. Meetings for Spring Break Alternative begin in late September.

2012 Service Locations:

Winter Break Aalternative (WBA) - Jan. 7 - 15

New Orleans, Louisiana
Washington D.C.
San Pedro, Honduras
Camden, New Jersey

Spring Break Alternative (SBA) -  Feb. 25 - March 3

Aberdeen, Mississippi
Manchester, New Hampshire
New Orleans, Louisiana
Orland, Maine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Ridgley, Maryland
San Jose, Costa Rica
Springhill, Louisiana
Tuba City, Arizona

Summer Plunge - May 19-27

Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Clayton, West Virginia

For more information stop by the Campus Ministry Center in the lower level of the Cushing Center or visit our blog and follow our trips during Jan 7-14, Feb 25-Mar 3, or May 19-27.

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