As part of our New Alternative program, we provide each group of visitors with a group host to help ensure they have the best trip possible. Some of our perennial favorites on the group host roster are Sean and Tylisa Black, residents of Selma and long-time Alternative Break (AB) hosts. We thought you might like to hear a little about why they love AB!
What are three things you love about ASB?
Tylisa: The students, the hype, and the energy.
Sean: Same three as Tylisa.
If you had one word of advice for ABers, what would it be?
Tylisa: Be open to having everything you’ve ever known get challenged.
Sean: Come open, and take advantage of the opportunity to get to know all the volunteers.
Why do you group host?
Tylisa: Having the group hosts, someone who lives in the community and has been volunteering in the community is really beneficial for the participants. It helps them work through the process, to have someone who understands. Plus, it’s fun! The thing we love about it is bringing groups to our home. They get to see how we live, and it’s good for us too to have that young energy come in to inspire us. We hope to make a connection for life.
Sean: It’s like they become part of the family. We like to bring them in and have them feel what we feel.
What is your goal as group hosts?
Tylisa & Sean: Our goal is to make sure people have the best trip to get the most out of their experience.
Meet Sean and Tylisa Black along with several other volunteers on your New Alternative trip to Selma. They can’t wait to show you their new secret dance moves!