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2020 Spring BreakAway - BUFORD PARK
Hello and thank you for your interest in the Spring BreakAway trip where we will be doing service at Buford Park in Oregon! It is my hope that this experience will be one that is so impactful to you that it stays with you for years to come.
This BreakAway trip entails spending our days and overnights at or nearby our partner organization, Friends of Buford Park near Eugene, Oregon. We will be working with community partner staff, clients, and potentally with youth. Daily schedules vary, and may include different levels of physical labor tasks, client interactions, and reflection activities. This experience encourages students to be willing to listen, learn and get outside their comfort zones. All students attending BreakAway are representing UW Tacoma, and are expected to follow UW safety policies and guidelines.
If accepted to BreakAway, there will be a $50 deposit fee. Financial assistance is available upon request. All costs will go towards funding your BreakAway trip for lodging, training, meals and transportation costs.
- BreakAway Trip: March 21st-26th
- Pre-trip Training: February 22nd and March 7th
- Post-Trip Meeting: April 3rd or 4th
Trainings include team-building over a shared meal (provided by the CSL), learning about the social issues we will be exploring, and getting all necessary pre-trip information regarding logistics and a tentative schedule.
If you have ANY questions at all, please stop by MAT 107 or email me (Jessy Wolff) at Altbrk1@uw.edu.
BreakAway doesn’t just impact our local and national communities, but gives participants lifelong skills and a more in-depth look at the social issues being addressed. Past participants have gotten job experience, internships, and more. Most importantly, they have gained a better understanding of themselves and the importance of community service work.
Are you a staff or faculty looking to get involved in BreakAway? Contact us about becoming a Learning Partner!
All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to get involved with BreakAway programs. Other opportunities include: