“I have been blessed with the most inspiring, life changing week in Selma for my alternative spring break. Thank you to everyone who made it so amazing. I left a piece of my heart in Selma but I will be back! After such an inspiring week I would encourage everyone to pursuit their dreams, be the change that you want to see in the world, plant seeds and watch beautiful flowers grow even in the most oppressive conditions, and most importantly stick with love.”
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Our 2016 New Alternative season is in full swing! This week groups from 4 colleges are visiting Selma to serve the community and learn more about civil rights history and Selma today. Follow us on Facebook and watch our 2016 New Alternative album grow!
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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? [Read more…] about NA Sneak Peek: Meet Sean and Tylisa