KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University students seeking a low-cost, meaningful spring break experience are encouraged to participate in Spring Staycation, an introduction to service-learning in the community, to be held during the week of spring recess, March 4-8, 2013, in Kalamazoo.
Now in its second year, Spring Staycation is a five-day project focused on raising awareness and serving the greater Kalamazoo community. There is no cost to participate and a free breakfast and lunch is provided daily.
Each day participants will consider a thematic topic or social issue. Last year, students learned about mental illness, homelessness, bullying and more, and participated in associated service activities each afternoon. The group served a variety of organizations, including Ministry with Community, Parent 2 Parent and the Togetherness Group.
2013 Staycation topics
- Monday, March 4: Sensory disorders
- Tuesday, March 5: Health inequities
- Wednesday, March 6: Mental illness
- Thursday, March 7: Teen violence
- Friday, March 8: Reflecting on service
Spring Staycation is sponsored by the Office of Service-Learning, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and First Year Experience Programs.
For more information or to register for the event, contact Erika David, coordinator of service-learning, at (269) 387-4455 or email@example.com.