“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.”
Service Learning in the South
Katrina, an international student from China won the courage award this past week for overcoming her fear of falling when her group toured the Tepper’s building.
With the support of her group hosts and fellow team members, Katrina was able to push past what felt uncomfortable and scary and reach new heights-literally!
“I have fallen before when I was a child from a ladder. I was shaking the whole time. I could see the trees, the river, and the bridge. It was really amazing. If I had never tried I would have never seen it!” Katrina said.
Katrina’s experience at Tepper’s embodies what we hope students take away from their week in Selma. When we dig into the uncomfortable or the fear then we can reach new ground, new heights, and new experiences. We hope all of the students that visit our program are able embody Katrina’s courage.
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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