Spring Break Service Retreat – Providence, RI | March 22 – 25, 2017
Service involves acknowledging our responsibility to be stewards to the people around us by coming to understand the structures and needs of our community, and by investigating how our talents can best be utilized.
Service includes work that enhances a community in real ways, transforms individuals, promotes appreciation, and social awareness, which may lead to an increased sense of our responsibility to one another. At Moses Brown, ethical leadership is described as living our core values of SPICES: simplicity; peace; integrity; community; equality; and stewardship. This immersive spring break service experience is a manifestation of our responsibility to learn and serve, and it allows students to connect with local non-profits, and Providence Public Schools, as well as explore important issues of food insecurity in our city. Students will sleep at the Meeting House for the duration of the retreat, and will work together to cook meals on a budget. We will travel to sites across the city by RIPTA whenever possible. The service retreat not only allows students to give back to Providence, but it also creates tight bonds within the group at Moses Brown.
Dates: March 22 – 25, 2017
Cost = $50 - $75
Leader: Gara Field
Max. = 12 students
Application Process for Spring Service Trips:
– Written application (will be e-mailed to students, and will be due Tuesday, 11/1/16)
– Interviews scheduled during week of November 7 – 14, 2016
– Selection of 12 students (10 new and 2 leaders who have gone before) by committee including faculty and administrators (students will be informed prior Thanksgiving break)