Break-A-Difference: Houston, TX

Dates: March 24th-31st 

Cost: $625

Group Size: 2 student leaders, 8 participants

Host Community:

This Spring Break, we will be welcomed by the Break-A-Difference team, other college groups and the residents of Houston. Break-A-Difference guides students in serving communities during school breaks in the U.S. They offer a a high touch, immersive opportunity which will open the door for you to 1. explore Houston and all it has to offer 2. Address issues you are and will be passionate about and 3. Develop a network of like minded peers across the country.

Justice Issues:

When Hurricane Harvey made its way through the southern coast of Texas and Louisiana this August, its strong winds over 100 mph and heavy rainfall of over 40 inches led to numerous deaths, catastrophic flooding, and nearly $200 billion in damages. Repairing and rebuilding these areas will take years. Break-A-Difference partners with United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA's, and other local nonprofits to serve the places that need it most. This trip focuses on long-term disaster recovery in and around the greater Houston area. 

Food, Lodging, Travel:

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all will be provided on the service days of the trip.  En route meals will not be provided. We will be driving to Houston. Leaders will coordinate where you stay along the way. For day-to-day service projects, we will be driving in the van from site to site. For lodging, we will be staying at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. Cots are provided.

Sample Day

7:00 – Breakfast
8:15 – Pre-Service Team Meeting
9:00 – Volunteer Service

Noon – Lunch
1:00 – Volunteer Service

6:00 – Post-Service Team Meeting
7:00 – Dinner
8:00 – Town Hall/Leadership Training
9:00 – Reflection then bed