A New Position As I go into my second year on the Bear Breaks Executive Board, I am starting in a new role. This year I will be serving as the Director of Retreat, Reflection and Reorientation. I am excited for the new challenges this role holds and the opportunity to start new traditions as part of my Bear Breaks legacy. This position gives me the chance to make the first … [Read more...] about A Bear Breaks Update
Hello! I'm YiKen, and I'm the Director of Membership and Education for this year. What Did I do this Summer? I had the opportunity to go on a Break Away Alternative Break Citizenship school (ABCs) this summer. My ABCs was set in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. There, I learned more about the causes of homelessness and housing insecurity. I learned a ton through workshops, … [Read more...] about Ready for an Un-Bear-lievable Year!
By Sarah Harp I'm so excited to work with this team! It is only the third week of classes at Missouri State, and Bear Breaks is already working to make this a great year for immersion trips. Our executive board has met a few times to plan Trip Leader Retreat on September 22. It seems far away now, but I know the day will be here before we know it. We are all eager to meet … [Read more...] about Bear Breaks is Back in Action
Hard to believe that this awesome Colorado immersion trip has been completed for a while. We were all fired up about serving in Aurora, Colorado, but I know it went by so fast! I kept drifting away almost the whole day after this adventure ended, maybe hasn’t ended yet:-P We had an immeasurable amount of memories in colorful Colorado. Thank you so much for being such amazing … [Read more...] about ROARing to serve in AuROARa, Colorado! – Yawei Yang
Last week I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with a Bear Breaks trip to Aurora, Colorado. On this trip, we volunteered at Children’s Hospital Colorado. When we took a tour of the facility, I was so impressed by all of the initiatives the hospital has made to support the families that need them. Free massages for stressed families, a “creative play” room for siblings … [Read more...] about Bear Breaks in Colorado–Rachel McGrath