You know you wanna come to Natchez with us!

Summer 2011 Update

Thank you for visiting the Natchez, MS Alternative Spring Breaks trip blog! This blog is inactive for the time being. It will be active once again in November 2011, when the new Coordinators for this trip are hired. Feel free to browse the information on this blog to get an idea of what the trip has done in the past. If you have questions about this trip, contact the Boston University ASB Program Managers, Leif Hede-Brierley and Suchie Ravindran, at altbreak@bu.edu

Registration!!

Hi everyone! A HUGE thank you to everyone who came to the info fairs this week! We met so many awesome people and we really appreciate your interest in our trip! We wish we could take all of you, but of course that can’t happen :( However, a bunch of you will be coming to Natchez and we could not be more excited!

Registration is this Sunday at 8am on the CSC website. We told most of you all about the process, but if you have questions, everything should be explained on the site. It might sound confusing, but it’s a simple process, despite how quickly it will be.

Some updates on the trip: we’ve been in contact with Joe at the Natchez Children’s Home and he is so excited to meet us. He’s arranging tours of the city and tickets to a pageant for us! We’re really intrigued by this pageant, but last year’s volunteers said it’s a mix of telling the history of Natchez, a king and queen, Southern belles and their children, dancing, and so much more!

But of course, the real reason we’re going to Natchez is the service. Joe says that we’ll be reading with the children, doing some arts and crafts, setting up a garden for them, and other things that will help the Home and the children. There will be a lot of time spent with the kids, so we’ll be getting to know them pretty well. These kids are between 5-8 years old and are from crisis families in one way or another – so our service to them can impact them in ways we can’t imagine.

Check out the Home’s website at http://ntzchs.org/ . It’s a great site with a lot of information about the history and work of the organization. We know it will be a fantastic trip, and we really hope you join us!! Contact us at asbnatchez@gmail.com with any questions.

So much ASB love,

Sophia and Danny

 

P.S. Good luck with registration!!!

Hey Guys! We just wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. We hope  you are enjoying your break so far and are getting plenty of rest before the Spring semester (It’ll be here before you know it!).

Registration is about 4 1/2 weeks away (January 30, 2011) and we cannot wait to have you guys on board. FYI- We’ve been in touch with our hosts in Natchez, and they are extremely excited to have us in March! Southern hospitality awaits and we can’t wait to work with the children at Natchez Children’s home: http://ntzchs.org/

So please let us know if you have any questions about the trip and registration.

Simply e-mail us at asbnatchez@gmail.com or check out buasb.wordpress.com for more information about all the trips.

In the meantime, here’s a little clip of one of our favorite characters Shocantelle, who happens to be Laura Bell Bundy (a country singer and star of the Legally Blond Musical)

Have a WONDERFUL break! And once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

much ASB Love,

Danny and Sophia

We’re going to Mississippi!

Hey future volunteers!! Welcome to the Natchez, MS blog for Boston University Alternative Spring Breaks! Our names are Sophia Pascual and Danny Bradley and we are this year’s coordinators. We’re crazy excited for the trip, and we really hope you think about coming with us.

Once again, the Natchez trip will be working with the Natchez Children’s Home Services, an organization that serves abused and neglected children in the Natchez area. Here’s their mission statement:

The Mission of the Natchez Children’s Home Services is to provide a nurturing Christian home for children at risk. The NCH also empowers families to establish and maintain a safe, nurturing environment that teaches children to appreciate their individuality and care for others in a way that facilitates a change in the cycle of neglect and abuse.

From what we’ve heard, past volunteers have LOVED the trip, even saying that it changed their lives. So come to Natchez with us!

We’ll be updating this blog all the time as we get closer to March, so come back often to learn more about the Home, the city of Natchez, your coordinators, and so much more!

ASB Love,

Sophia and Danny

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