Kirtland Community College Alternative Breaks

Goal: $ 2000

No of Donation: 24

 

 

Goal: $ 2000
Amount Raised: $ 2697.3
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 24
Category : Education
Url : http://www.alternativebreaks.org
Contact Number : 8009030646
Address : 2451 Cumberland Parkway
State : Atlanta
City : Georgia
Country : US
Zipcode : 30339

Challenge

Disconnection from society and relationships intensifies patters of addiction. Harvest Farm is a farm and rehabilitation center for 72 men determined to break cycles of addiction and poverty. Along with work therapy and a literacy center, the Farm allows men to pursue academic and vocational studies and relational and life skill courses such as anger management and budgeting. These skills are built as the men work side by side with volunteer groups and give educational tours at the Pizza Farm.

Solution

Break Away's mission is to train, assist, and connect campuses and communities in promoting quality alternative break programs that inspire lifelong active citizenship. Break Away's vision is a society of active citizens: people who value the community as a priority when making life decisions.
In May, 12 young leaders from Kirtland Community College (MI) Alternative Breaks (AB) program serve with Harvest Farm in Wellington, Colorado. Harvest Farm offers a long-term rehabilitative work-therapy program for men who are combating substance abuse. In addition to providing educational and vocational resources to their residents through their on-site Literacy and Education Center, Harvest Farm also coordinates a Pizza Farm for local schools, educating K-12 on healthy food choices.

Long-Term Impact

Kirtland's AB program provides students opportunities to learn about social issues through direct service work with community partners. The socioeconomic status of surrounding counties cause these catalyst opportunities for students to travel and serve to be rare. Long-term impact includes capacity building of community partner, experiential education of alternative breakers (through pre-trip education and post-trip community work), and mentoring relationships.

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