Alternate Spring Break to Appalachia

Location: Naoma, WV

Every Spring Break, on a trip sponsored by the CCE with generous financial support from Drew Hillel, students travel to Appalachia for a week-long Spring Break trip, to “coal country” in Kentucky or West Virginia. The goals of the trip are to deepen students’ understanding of environmental and social justice issues in Appalachian “coal country,” and to assist in the restoration of area lands.

On the trip, students learn about the environmental and ecological effects of mountaintop removal of coal and the social, cultural and economic significance of mining in Appalachian communities. The trip includes a civic engagement/community service component. Activities include planting trees on abandoned strip mined lands, visiting a coal mine, participating in local cultural activities, and learning about American life in these unique mountain towns. General interest meetings and applications are announced in the fall.

Start Date:Mar 5, 2022
End Date:Mar 13, 2022
Apply By:Feb 1, 2022
Decision Date:Feb 4, 2022