Alternative February Break

A National Relief Trip Since 2008





Key Dates

Orientation Mtgs Nov. 28,  Dec. 5
Reserving a Spot Dec. 8
Final Payment Due Jan. 5 Jan 8
Traveler Mtg Jan. 9, 6pm
Trip Dates Feb. 18-24

Our Social Media Fundraiser Platform

This Year's Trip

  • February 18-24, 2018
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Home & Neighborhood Renovation


Our sponsorship program can raise hundreds of dollars!  Follow the directions and get assertive!


  •  Equipment Needs
  • Safety Issues
  • Skills
  • Chaperoning
  • More!

Handouts and Emails

NOLA Bound

What does it require to survive 17 storms in the last 12 years? 21 in the last 20? I hope once again for us to learn from them, to gain some perspective, to help where we can.

New Experiences and (Lasting) Lessons

Jocelyn Nitta, Alexandra Roberts, and Mackenzie Blackwell meet new opportunities, open hearts, and lasting lessons. This year is my third year coming onto this trip, and every time it is a completely new experience. I absolutely love coming on this trip, not just for...

New Friendships and Old Ones Rediscovered

Harrison Hyland, Josh Boal, and Claire Stanley relate the importance of the connections they've made amid the work and rain.   I’m under a lot of pressure writing this blog. Mr. Chisnell and I got in a spat at the horse farm the other day so I need to earn his...

Hard Work and Harder Rains

Emily Belford and Isabella LaPorte work through the rain and mud to keep the job going.  So far the weather has been comfortable enough for us to work in. But today it rained, A lot. My group is working on rebuilding fences and cleaning up the debris for a horse...

Contact Mr. Chisnell

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