HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Involvement consists of either:
1) Trip Leader - responsible for most aspects of trip planning including choosing a theme and destination, recruiting participants, attending leadership seminars at the UY, and planning pre and post trip activities. Great way to Build Leadership Skills!
2) Trip Participant - goes on the trip and attends pre and post trip activities. Fun, Fulfilling, and great way to meet new people!
If you are ready to join us, follow the “Join Y Immersion” link above and you will be one step closer to going on an awesome Y Immersion Adventure!
Winter Break 2012 Trips:
Tentative Dates: January 7 - 14
Examine the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and seek to answer why things did not go smoothly, who was affected, and what is still being done there.
Discuss how and why environmental disasters disproportionately affect people of lower socioeconomic status. Volunteer work will focus on community development and build projects
CONTACT - Trip Leaders Kara Rud and Elayna Waxse
Spring Break 2012 Trips:
Tentative Dates: March 10 - 17
Group will visit and volunteer at various organizations that strive towards reducing minority health disparities Site visits will include Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Maryland Center for Minority Health, among others.
CONTACT - Trip Leaders Kendra Radtke and Kira Tran
Tentative Dates: March 10 - 17
Group will visit and volunteer at various organizations that strive towards reducing the incidence of HIV and AIDS.
CONTACT - Trip Leaders Kayla Mack and Jessica Neuman
Seattle and Vancouver
Group will travel to both Seattle and Vancouver to engage in a first hand experience that will compare the major differences between private and public health care systems. Group will volunteer in various clinics, meet with prominent leaders of the local medical community, and explore two of the most beautiful cities in North America.
CONTACT - Trip Leaders Heather Ebert, Zach Holmquist and Elizabeth Edwards.
Design Your Own Trip
Future trip leaders can choose from a wide variety of previous trip itineraries, but we always welcome new ideas to unique destinations with different themes. The themes can be any social justice or environmental issue, and the destination city should be appropriate to the selected theme. Trips are usually planned during the summer/fall and go out over winter and spring break, but if this does not work we can usually tailor something to your desires (i.e. plan during spring semester and go out over May session). Past trips and their themes include:
- Chicago - Urban Education Reform
- New Orleans - Disaster Relief and Urban development
- Zion National Park - Environmental Sustainability
- Seattle/Vancouver - Health Care Systems
- San Fransisco - HIV/AIDS in the Community
- Ghana - HIV/AIDS and Health Care Development
- San Diego/Tijuana - Immigration and Human Rights
Our Y Immersion coordinators are happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on our programming.
Y Immersion Coordinators: Jimmy Ennen
E-mail: Y Immersion Coordinators