Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to MIami over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. Miami is a major hub of finance and commerce. Unbeknownst to most, Miami also contains one of the highest percentages of residents living below the poverty line. There are many students who don’t have the luxury of affording a private education or attending a well-resourced public school. Using education as a tool, we are partnering with Little Masters, an early learning center based in low-income neighborhoods. Little Masters works directly with underprivileged students to provide them with enriching opportunities to become well-rounded and empowered. We will be helping the teachers in the classrooms, building a community garden in the playground, and aiding in the beautification of the school. Our efforts will not only allow us to interact with the kids, but we will also have a tangible impact at Little Masters for years to come.
MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.
Dollars Raised: 133%
Deadline: Feb 06, 2016
Total needed: $2,000
Diana Carmona ’18, Kennett Square, PA
Elsa Alvarado ’18, Queens, NY
Crystal Farkaschek ’19, Chicago, IL
Celia Watson ’17, Surrey, U.K.
Toni Cuevas ’18, Compton, CA
Elizabeth Zhou ’18, Okemos, MI
Matthew Gillis ’18, South Hamilton, MA
Ernesto Barcenas ’18, Los Angeles, CA
Katherine Morillo ’18, Bronx, NY
Mohammed Talib Mahmoud Babeker ’19, Omdurman, Khartoum, Sudan
Mari Tanioka ’18, Tokyo, Japan
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