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WEEK AT A GLANCE
NAME: Bailey Outwater
HOMETOWN: Houston, TX
POSITION: Executive Vice President of Marketing, Spring Up
FAVORITE INVOLVEMENT MEMORY:My favorite involvement memory is when I attended my first UPC event freshman year. It was so refreshing to be at a school that valued community, involvement and investing in their students by offering a break from studying to meet new people.
WHY TO GET INVOLVED: Don't deny yourself the rewards that come with pursuing things you are passionate about, now in college, and later in life. When you get involved, there is a community that you find that is so motivated about their program's purpose, driven in supporting each other, and is ready to lift you up, teach and grow with you as you find your heart for service.
NAME:Alternative Student Breaks
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 20
Alternative Student Breaks was started to give students the opportunity to perform community service on their academic breaks. The mission of the Alternative Student Breaks program is to engage Auburn University students in an affordable, substance-free experiential service learning project that encourages an understanding of pressing social issues in a significant way. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a community service trip while taking the time to create bonds with the members of their team.
The objective of an Alternative Student Break is to involve college students in community-based service projects and to give students opportunities to learn about the problems faced by members of other communities. Being completely immersed in diverse environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. The intensity of the experience increases the likelihood that participants will transfer the lessons learned on-site back to their own communities after the Alternative Student Break ends. Trips are offered over fall, winter and spring breaks and students can become involved in ASB as a participant, site leader, executive officer or trip advisor.