1. New York City, New York
<http://nysunworks.org/thesciencebarge>NY Sun Works is a sustainable urban farm and environmental education center on the Hudson River. Trip members will help out with a variety of projects involving infrastructure, alternative energy systems, and floating hydroponic farms. Members will also get the chance to work with local children and help educate them on sustainability and green energy.
Estimated cost: $50-100
2. South Boston, Massachusetts
<http://www.gavinfoundation.org/> The Gavin Foundation is a nonprofit organization located in South Boston that runs a community center and residential programs for adults and teens recovering from substance addiction. The foundation also collaborates with the William J. Ostiguy High School, a public school for students in recovery. Trip member would work with people in recovery and would help the Gavin Foundation in areas such as social media.
Estimated cost: $50
3. Sunrise, Florida
<http://flipany.org/>Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. FLIPANY holds a Spring Break camp for disadvantaged kids (ages 8-14) that involves mountain biking, sports, healthy eating and making healthy snacks, leadership skills, environmental education, and more! Trip members help run the various camp stations and create fun science activities.
Estimated cost: $400
4. St. Louis, Missouri
<http://www.epworth.org/programs/school.php>Epworth Schools in St. Louis provides special education services for adolescents diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, emotional disorders and/or behavioral disorders. The aim is to help adolescents successfully complete their education. Members of this trip would work in the classroom with students throughout the week, through both academic and non-academic mentoring.
5. Washington, DC
<http://www.ecdcus.org/index.html>The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is a national volunteer organization dedicated to resettling and assisting refugees and immigrants as they reestablish new lives. ECDC's programs assist newcomers by giving them hope for their future and helping them become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities. Trip members will be running a week-long STEM/career camp for middle and high school refugee students.
Estimated cost: $300
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