Sunday, September 26, 2010


So today we will be shopping for some cute little treats and trinkets to put in care packages that will be auctioned off at home coming weekend! I feel great that we are getting such an early start on fund raising for the trip. Everything is coming together so well. It feels like we are on the same page right now that we were last December or January. Working together with the other trip leaders and Angel to make the vision we have for this trip become a reality is so inspiring. We are working together so well and really bonding through the process and I can envision now how this same effect will hold true when we finally have our group! Imagine the strength of our community as we work together and get closer and closer to reaching our goal of service in [location] with [organization]. It is so uplifting! I just can't wait to meet together, fund raise together, serve together, and grow and expand this notable program together. TOGETHER-what a fun word. <3

Speaking of a group, tonight will be our second general interest meeting for all students to attend who are interested in being a part of this amazing experience. I'm so excited to lead another meeting and share once again with students how wonderful it is to spend your Spring Break making a difference. I hope to see you all there!

Much love,
Trip Leader

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Today's Meeting!

My friends!

Today we had our 5th Trip Leader meeting, two of which were over the summer. During these meetings we talk about our plans, where to go, what to do, how we are going to fund-raise, events we are going to have and what this trip is going to be like overall! Very exciting stuff, and after every meeting we leave walking on a cloud with irrepressible smiles. 

We also had our first General Interest Meeting this Wednesday and had 35 very excited faces there! Monday the 17th at 7:00 in Club Room 3 is the second General Interest Meeting. I know many people came to find out where we are going and who we are working with, but unfortunately we cannot release that information yet. 

We have been working incredibly hard to make this trip happen. We have picked out and ideal location and organization and are currently working on planning a budget for the entire trip as well as waiting for the trip location to be approved through the school. Today I called the Police Department of our ideal location to check up on the safety in the area. Good news! It is very safe, and this is one small step closer to getting this trip approved and being able to spread the word.

Trust us we are as anxious to find out as you are! We will keep you updated :)

Be well,
Kendra Sampson 
Trip Leader

New Page!

Hello All!

Thanks for showing an interest in the Alternative Spring Break Program at Framingham State University!!

Be sure to take a look at last year's blog. The members posted during and after the trip and reading it gives a better look into everything that goes on during these trips! Since I cannot figure out how to link the blog from last year to this one here is the link