Hello all! I’m super excited to be a leader for the Spring Break Chicago trip. I've always wanted to visit Chicago. There's the Bean, deep-dish pizza, 360 Observation Deck, and Crime Tours just to name a few things. One of the things I'm most curious about though is how similar or different the social issue is for this immersion trip compared to the other two trips I've … [Read more...] about Same, but Different
Written by: Cherie Miller Where do you plan on spending your Spring Break? Do you have a city that you want to see more than another? Maybe one that has always had an allure more than most? For me, that city is New Orleans, Louisiana. It goes by many names; NOLA, The Big Easy, The Birthplace of Jazz, and The City that Care Forgot. Thanks to Bear Breaks, I have the … [Read more...] about Spring Break, Here We Come!
Written by: Rebekah Davis This spring break will be my very first time on a bear breaks trip. I decided to jump headfirst into bear breaks by not just going on an immersion trip but leading one! I will be co-leading the Asheville, NC trip this year and I can’t wait for all of the exciting experiences we are going to have. This year we decided to focus in on what parts make up … [Read more...] about We’re Coming for Ya, Asheville!
Written by Elise Reed When I was assigned to this trip I became so excited and ready to learn new things and meet passionate people! Children are my passion and thinking about all the fun and heart-filling things we will be learning and doing gets me anxious about leaving. Most of the time when people think about service, they don't think of it mostly as exciting but … [Read more...] about The Excitement is Building!
Last year As a freshman last year, I had the opportunity to go to Asheville, North Carolina to focus on health and wellness. In the week that I was there, I created strong strong friendships with my fellow bears and I also created lasting connections with the citizens of Asheville. And while each act of service had either a direct or indirect impact on the community, the … [Read more...] about Same Trip, New Role: Exploring Asheville with New Eyes