2024 SPRING BREAK SERVICE TEAMS
Disaster Recovery with SBP
Ongoing hurricane activity has caused unparalleled devastation in many places in the U.S. We will work with SBP (a non-profit formed by an OWU alum to assist with disaster recovery) to assist with the clean-up process in a city to be determined. The team's specific mission will be contingent on the actual needs of the community at that time. With the flexibility to face changing plans and needs, we will serve with our neighbors as they seek to rebuild their homes and lives.
Building and Rebuilding: Lakota Nation, SD
This intentionally interfaith team will engage in the long-term mission to rebuild Lakota-Anglo relationships through respectful conversation, deep critical reflection, and dedicated service. We will work with Lakota Youth Development, located on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Lakota Youth Development is an organization serving an important function for those living on and off reservations as a site for cultural learning and growth, guidance for youth, and aid for Lakota people with physical impairments. With an open mind, an open heart, and a desire to learn from perspectives far beyond our own, we will thoughtfully examine both the damage done by Christian missionaries in this place and the powerful potential for healing between our broken cultures.
Service and Nature: Urban and Elsewhere (centering Black students)
What does it look like to immerse yourself in nature, in both rural and urban areas? How do service and nature intersect? Through rural trails, urban gardening, and more, this team will work in a location to be determined to explore the ways we can serve at the intersections of nature and human need while also building community and connection between Black students.