Alternate Spring Break

Location: Harlan, KY Experience Type: Civic Experiences

Every year, Drew students travel to Appalachia for a week-long Spring Break trip. The goal of the trip is to deepen students’ understanding of Environmental Justice. On the trip, students learn about mountaintop removal and the ecological, cultural and economic significance of mining in local communities. The trip includes a civic engagement/community service component. Activities include hiking the Appalachian Trail, visiting a coal mine, planting trees on abandoned strip mines, and learning about the culture of these unique mountain towns. Students often describe the trip as “life-changing” and “a way to expand your horizons.” Past trip leaders include faculty, staff and graduate students from the Theological School. Applications are accepted in January.

Sponsor:Center for Civic Engagement
Start Date:Mar 6, 2021
End Date:Mar 14, 2021
Apply By:Feb 1, 2021
Decision Date:Feb 6, 2021