Organizers of a service-learning opportunity for UWindsor students have issued a call for faculty, staff, and graduate students willing to serve as team leaders.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) will send teams to three destinations during Reading Week 2019, February 16 to 23:
- Walpole Island to continue the work of restoring cultural capacity at the Heritage Centre, in partnership with the Aboriginal Education Centre and the Faculty of Education;
- Costa Rica to study and support economic, environmental, and educational development, in partnership with the Faculty of Science;
- Jamaica to work on community-based learning and social action.
Each team requires two advisors drawn from faculty or staff as well as a graduate or senior undergraduate student leader. Program co-ordinator Simon du Toit also hopes to recruit videographers to help document each trip.
“As an ASB team member, you will engage in meaningful community-driven service and critical personal reflection,” he says. “You will help participants connect their academic studies to the project, and actively reflect on how social justice commitments can engage with real-world challenges.”
The deadline to apply for a leadership position is Friday, September 14.
Applications for student participants are due by Friday, October 5.