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STLCC to Offer Atypical Spring Break Trip

January 05, 2017

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Students looking for Spring Break plans have an exciting new opportunity, thanks to two student-run groups at St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

The Black Student Education & Empowerment Club and TRIO Student Leadership Board will be taking a bus trip with fellow STLCC students down south for a unique cultural experience March 10-16.

Dubbed the “Spring Trip 2017,” participating students will visit Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville for assorted activities that include college tours, museum visits and community service projects.

“We have three main goals for this trip,” said Stephen Anderson, a project associate with the Student Affairs office who heads the planning for this experience. “We hope to educate our students on some options for transfer to four-year institutions while also exposing them to new experiences and pivotal moments in American history. There’s also the element of service learning, with the goal of building teamwork and leadership skills. Ultimately, we’d like to increase our students’ interest in furthering their education past the two-year community college experience.”

Planned stops include well-known universities like Morehouse College, the University of Alabama and Tennessee State University, as well as famous historic sites such as the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the 16th Street Baptist Church. It also will include a visit to the World of Coca-Cola, a “must-see” on virtually every guide to Atlanta. The service-minded will find fulfillment with community service projects, including educational workshops at inner-city Atlanta elementary schools.

“This trip isn’t about all work and no play,” Anderson said. “Students will have an opportunity to make new friends and meet like-minded individuals within all of STLCC’s campuses. We definitely plan to have a good time.”

The trip is open to all currently-enrolled STLCC students who meet the minimum requirements, which include a 2.0 grade-point average and a referral letter from an STLCC staff or faculty member. A $250 fee covers all travel, hotel accommodations, attraction fees, breakfast and a T-shirt. Payment plans are available.

Those interested can contact Anderson at 314-984-7859 or sdanderson@stlcc.edu.