MEDICI PROJECT PRESENTS:
NYC ALTERNATIVE BREAKS
ALTERNATIVE BREAKS Medici Project began Alternative Breaks to educate and expose individuals to the terrible realities of poverty for the inner city and what is being done to fight against that poverty. WE... Provide the opportunity for individuals to serve with Medici Project and other organizations Seek to make a difference in the lives of impoverished individuals Work full time to support individuals throughout the year
GENERAL INFORMATION Housing: The Lodging Facility offers bunk style separate large rooms for girls and guys. Amenities include showers, commons area for meetings, full kitchen, and cafeteria. Food: We want you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the city during your trip. NYC offers very eclectic options for food through various restaurants.
GENERAL INFORMATION CONTâ€™D Transportation: Transportation to and from NYC is the responsibility of the group. Transportation while in the city is covered in the cost of the trip. Trip Guide: You will also have at least one Medici Project staff member with you throughout the day. Our staff members have an intimate knowledge of the city and will serve as guides and mentors to your group.
FINANCIALS A $200 group deposit is required with the application to reserve your date. This deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Dates cannot be reserved without the deposit. THE COST FOR AN ALTERNATIVE BREAK IS... Minimum of 15 participants | $400 per person for a 4-Day Service Trip | $480 per person for a 5-Day Service Trip Price includes lodging, subway passes and service experience for the week.
EDUCATIONAL COMPONENTS Medici Project's Alternative Spring Breaks are educationally service based. Through service opportunities and educational conversations, students are able to learn about some of the following issues:
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Framework of Poverty Urban Youth Social Entrepreneurship HIV/Aids
• Racial Division • Urban Education • Journaling / Reflecting
THE ISSUES Poverty is often mistakenly defined in economic terms, as an inability to meet physical needs. Providing the physical needs for those who cannot is important, but in doing so, we are only treating the symptoms of poverty. It is actually a lack of educational opportunities, and social needs in an individualâ€™s life that is ultimately the root cause of poverty. We cannot begin to combat poverty until we give hope, love, opportunity, and purpose to impoverished individuals. Until we do so, they will just simply exist.
WHAT TO EXPECT While in NYC, your primary job is to build relationships and service with/to at-risk individuals through personal interaction. You will do hands-on service with Medici Project and other organizations who are seeking to make an impact in the lives of at-risk children, youth and adults, but much of what we do is relational. Expect to be pushed out of your comfort zone as you work face-to-face with the at-risk individuals.
WHAT YOU WILL DO Service Experiences • Homelessness and Lower Income • Urban Education and Tutoring • Nursing Homes and Elderly • Boys and Girls Clubs • Food Banks • Community Clean-Ups • Play Days with Kids
MEDICI PROJECT What if the solution to the current state of our culture came from those who are about to inherit it? We believe in infusing new life into our dying world through a movement birthed and led by the millennial generation, now the largest population group in our nationâ€™s history. To that end Medici Project is creating a movement of cultural renewal fueled by this generationâ€™s inborn desire to impact their communities and world through social good. During the Renaissance when the Medici family cultivated the creativity of artists and scientists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Galileo, they ushered in the greatest rejuvenation of cultural renewal in history. We believe it can happen again, through the cultivation of passion and creativity of the millennial generation.