SERVE Mexico (December 2012)
Students will teach English and computer skills in a rural
middle/high school. As we’ve done before, students will also bring
computers with them and setup a computer lab. We also expect to add
a religion component to the trip, perhaps volunteering in a church
or related organization.
Student Leader: Sherman
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $1088
Estimated SLU Contribution: $362
Total Cost: $1450
SERVE South Florida
Students will be traveling to the FL Keys and working with the
"Ghost Children" of RCMA. Alongside of working with the children,
the students will be working at a bird sanctuary out on the keys
for a day. This trip is focused around working with the children
and working around their school to help better the community and
the environment that they live and play in.
Student Leader: Alexis Paul
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $488
Estimated SLU Contribution: $162
Total Cost: $650
SERVE Covecrest, Georgia
Student will engage in different work projects at Covecrest.
Projects could include painting, landscaping, and building.
Depending on what their needs are, that is how we will determine
what we will help with.
Student leader: Jessa Albert
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $196
Estimated SLU Contribution: $65
Total Cost: $261
Students traveling to Albany, GA will be welcomed by friendly and
happy program directors. Students will be working with Habitat for
Humanity the whole week. They will be building, painting, and
working with other schools in order to help build a house for a
family. The week is structured between building and working with
kids. We will be able to meet the family that will be staying in
the house being built. We will visit a local school and help around
the school and get to spend time with the children.
Student Leaders: Wollinsky
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $251
Estimated SLU Contribution: $83
Total Cost: $334
SERVE New Orleans
Students will travel to New Orleans and work with victims of
Hurricane Issac and build them affordable housing. They will also
work on a beach restoration project in order to protect the beaches
from future hurricanes. This trip will focus on helping a community
to rebuild itself and to help restore the lives of people back to
what it used to be.
Student Leader: Carl
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $506
Estimated SLU Contribution: $168
Total Cost: $674
SERVE Peurto Rico
Description coming soon!
Student Leader: Beverley
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $996
Estimated SLU Contribution: $331
Total Cost: $1327
We will be volunteering at the Working Boys’ Center located in
Quito, Ecuador. “Students will participate in an orientation
program, tour all WBC - A Family of Families locations, visit
member's home, participate in a "minga" or community work gang
project, tour popular tourism sites in and around Quito, shadow a
volunteer for a day, work on a special project in our technical
education shops, and spend a day shopping at the markets of
Otavalo. All students stay at our modern volunteer house.
Student Leader: Alexandria
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: Coming soon!
Estimated SLU Contribution: Coming soon!
Total Cost: Coming soon!
SERVE Costa Rica
Students will be heading to San Jose, Costa Rica and live by the
Costa Rican saying "Vida pura". One of the big events of the week
will be working at The Abraham Project. This project aids
Nicaraguan refugee families in the San Jose Costa Rica region. With
this project we are helping construct a daycare for the children of
these families so that the parents can both work. Other projects
include working at the La Fortuna Orphanage and also working with
many endangered animals at the ASIS Wildlife Rescue center.
Student leader: John Culkeen
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $1186
Estimated SLU Contribution: $395
Total Cost: $1581
Students will have the opportunity to explore Cuba and work in
rural educational settings in Santiago de Cuba. The goal of the
SERVE trip will be to provide SLU students an opportunity to engage
rural children and provide English conversation courses, while
becoming immersed in Spanish. Students will have an opportunity to
discuss and explore social and economic challenges and differences
between our two countries.
Student Leaders: Anne
Gwinn and Jose
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Cost: $412
Estimated SLU Contribution: $137
Total Cost: $549
Contact SERVE if you have any questions at: Serve.firstname.lastname@example.org