Each year Denison offers a variety of experiential programs for Denison students to enhance their leadership skills, explore entrepreneurial opportunities, and contribute to the greater good in January before spring semester starts.
Application deadline: October 20 at midnight
Informational sessions: Slayter 3rd Floor October 8 at 7 p.m. & October 9 at 11:30 p.m.
BreakAway is a national organization that gives young men and women the chance to serve in different capacities in varying cities across the United States. Denison's BreakAway Chapter offers several week-long service trips during the last week of Winter Break. Prior to the trips taking off, students spend time with their group leaders and group members discussing their topic, location, service-learning, and preparing for their direct service in the communities they will serve.
The trip topics in recent years have covered topics such as Education, Economics, and Civil Rights in the 21st Century. Students have a unique chance to leave Denison and Granville to delve into some of the most pressing issues of our generation hands on.
January 9, 2015- January 17, 2015
Prior to this week of service, all groups meet in the Fall Semester beginning in mid-October/early November.
All applications are on the BreakAway OrgSync page. One is for returning participants and the other is for new participants.
Please submit an electronic copy of the application to DCABreakAway@denison.edu AND submit a hard copy to John W. Alford Center for Service Learning.
Every participant pays a $100 fee. However, there are partial waivers available and they are distributed to those that express financial need via a separate application process.
“My experience in BreakAway was life changing because of the fact that I stepped out of my comfort zone. I allowed myself to meet outstanding people who help those that are in need and thus I allowed myself to put those in need of guidance first.” -Marlen Ortiz, Class of 2016
“Each of my three Break Away experiences has molded me in ways immeasurable to what i had ever anticipated. Because of Break Away I have committed to a life of service as there is not a more fulfilling feeling than giving back.” – Aminata Kaba, Class of 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you are interested in applying please e-mail DCABreakAway@denison.edu.
Habitat for Humanity is an organization that helps build houses for those in need. During the Winter Break Trip, Habitat sends volunteers off to different places within the US with the purpose of helping build a house.
January 11th to January 17th
There is a low cost between 50 and 75 dollars. Fee waivers are available on a need basis.
“It's a great opportunity to travel somewhere new, meet new people, and do some meaningful service for a great cause.” – Alex Lloyd ‘2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sponsored by Project StartUp, Entrepreneurship Education Program
Classroom work will include meetings with successful Denison alumni and will be supplemented with field trips to nearby entrepreneurial organizations. Ultimately, the goal of this non-credit bearing workshop is to help prepare students for a range of further entrepreneurial experiences throughout their lives, from internships and jobs to civic projects and volunteer organizations.
If a student’s aspirations include launching something new that creates value, she or he will benefit from participation in the on-campus workshop. The workshop is directed by Dr. David Przybyla, Director of Organizational Studies Certificate Program and Associate Professor of Psychology.
For application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by.
January 11-17, 2015
Students will be provided housing on Denison’s campus for the week for a nominal fee of approximately $60. This fee may be waived for Pell grant recipients or others that demonstrate need. Materials for the workshop and most meals will also be provided. The workshop is free and open to 25 current Denison students. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stephanie Hunt-Theophilus email@example.com, 740-587-8579
“The workshop helped me learn how to turn dreams and aspirations into reality. I learned that if you work hard enough, you can make a living doing something you love.” —Byron Hughey '09
The LeaderShape Institute challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.
Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants — benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.
The LeaderShape Institute is a 6-day, living-learning experience. It is an institute, not a conference, which means that all participants experience the same programs, discussions, and activities at the same pace. The LeaderShape Institute is the flagship program of LeaderShape, Inc. and is widely recognized as the premier leadership program for young adults in the nation.
The LeaderShape Website
Free to all students!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit the program’s page.