Branch Out Alternative Breaks

Creating a community of active & educated individuals dedicated to the pursuit of social justice

April 15, 2013
by Melody Porter
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My Heart Lies in North Carolina

By Abby Bowman           I went in to this trip a little skeptical of the KIPP education system but very excited to work in a school for a week. My expectations were completely blown away by the amazingly hard-working teachers … Continue reading

April 15, 2013
by Melody Porter
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Comparing Education Systems in DC

By Chantelle Tait             This trip was eye-opening, exhilarating, and heartbreaking, all at the same time. My group of 11 stayed in a hostel in North West DC and drove another neighborhood in another part of DC every morning. The … Continue reading

April 11, 2013
by Melody Porter
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BON: Volunteering in DC

By Yimeng Zhang Day 1: 3/4/2013 Lesson One: “You don’t let the knife control you, you control the knife. Y’all know it?”

April 8, 2013
by Melody Porter
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BON in Lynchburg, VA

Check out a student perspective on a Spring  Break Branch Out National trip: http://branchout2013lynchburgva.wordpress.com/

February 20, 2013
by Melody Porter
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A Better Life

We all know what the “American Dream” is but do we really know what it means to fight for your child to have a chance at getting close to it?  The Latin American Student Union is hosting a movie screening … Continue reading