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In order to reserve your spot, there is a non-refundable down payment that can be made by credit/debit card only in the CPI Mon-Fri 8am-5pm at the time of sign-up. This amount is included in the total trip cost, which covers housing, transportation, food, and service fees for the trip.

We are committed to making it possible for all students to participate in bGAB trips.  Funds are dedicated to supporting students who may need financial assistance to participate in one of these trips.  Learn more and apply below.

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2019-2020 Weekend Trips

Schooner Farms, located outside of Weston, Ohio, educates active citizens about sustainability, permaculture, raising freshwater lobsters, and building community. Join bGAB for this hands-on experience that helps Schooner Farms prepare for a busy season of growing fresh foods, flowers, and lavender organically.

HOOVES believes that experiential training makes a difference for veterans and that Equine Assisted Learning can have a life-changing impact on our service men and women. HOOVES encourages Veterans to work on building a relationship with horses, reading cues and working together to accomplish tasks. This connection helps the Veteran learn how to improve their relationships with others, to better understand themselves and to better cope and adapt to the world around them. Join bGAB this Veterans Day to work with HOOVES and learn more about the services they provide to veterans.  

2019-2020 Winter Break Trips

Students will work to discover the power art serves as a catalyst for community-building and social change in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Participants will serve alongside Assemble, a non-profit that fosters a welcoming environment for sharing identities, collaborating through art, and spreading positivity through shared culture in the community. 

Dates: December 14-21, 2019
Focus: Art and Community Organizing
Cost: $220

Participants will join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in its resettlement efforts to help refugees whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future.

Dates: January 18-25, 2020
Focus: Refugee Resettlement
Cost: $220

Many families and children nationwide face barriers to accessing equitable education. Many students attending schools in traditionally low-income, inner-city, redlined districts face educational disparities that have long-term effects. Participants will work with LifeWise STL to explore how social change can dismantle this oppressive system through educational programming, coaching, and family support.

Dates: January 19-25, 2020
Focus: Youth Development & Education
Cost: $220

2020 Spring Break Trips

For many low-income communities, good jobs and healthy food are in short supply. Participants will work with Heartland Alliance's Chicago Farmwork Program, which grows and distributes local produce to those who need it most while supporting people overcoming barriers to employment.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020
Focus: Urban Poverty & Food Insecurity
Cost: $220

Woodland Harvest Farm is a farmstead that focuses on growing and sustaining all of its own food and energy located in the Appalachian Mountains. Participants will connect with nature and explore how environmental stewardship strengthens communities.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020
Focus: Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship
Cost: $220

A vital component of providing healthcare is ensuring an environment of care, dignity, and respect for all involved. Participants will work with community partners in Atlanta that provide mental and physical health services and education to senior citizens and those facing housing insecurity.

Dates: March 14-21
Focus: Health
Cost: $220

Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the world’s longest known cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south-central Kentucky. Participants will learn about conservation efforts by engaging in trail maintenance and plant control.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020
Focus: Conservation
Cost: $220

Engage in dialogue and hands-on gardening and cooking experiences to learn about how different food systems are used to support environmental and community sustainability. Partners will include Schooner Farms, Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, D-Town Farm, Pizzaplex, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. 

Orientation meetings will be March 17 and March 19. Cost includes transportation, activities, and five meals. 

Dates: March 19-21, 2020
Focus: Sustainability & Community Building
Cost: $75 (Deposit: $50)