What: Alternative Spring Break opportunity through United Way in Baltimore whereas; 25 students will ride, fly and drive to Baltimore, MD for an Alternative Spring Break focused on eliminating hunger and promoting access to healthy foods and healthy lifestyles.
When: The program begins March 18, 2013 and ends March 22, 2013
Where: Students will stay at Brookshire Suites in downtown Baltimore, MD.
Did you know? United Way’s core community strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity include increasing healthy choices for eating and physical activity in schools and child care settings and increasing availability of healthy choices for eating and physical activity in neighborhoods. ASB volunteers will help move the needle in the right direction.
Who: All you need to do is apply using the link here. Lodging, food and on transportation once you arrive in Baltimore will be covered. Participants are responsible for travel to Baltimore and home. There are no other registration fees for this event.
Check out a tentative schedule of event activities:
- Monday, March 18, 2013: UWCM offices, Orientation and Ice Breakers. Students will participate in a mini food stamp challenge (feed a family of four from a corner store on per meal allotment of Food Stamps), with follow up discussion.
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013: Bus Tour of United Way organizations, visit a "food desert", Virtual Supermarket site, American Heart Association’s community kitchen, a food pantry/hot meal service, and a farm. The students will receive a comprehensive overview of the problems facing Baltimore and the solutions.
- Wednesday, March 20,2013: Meet legislators on Capitol Hill and learn how to advocate to advance the common good.
- Thursday, March 21, 2013: Build a community garden to provide access to healthy food to more Baltimore residents.
- Friday, March 22, 2013: Work with local partner agencies in the fight against hunger.
Did you know? United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories.