Based in the foundation of Christian Service, BE Outreach is a year-long program which culminates in a cultural immersion experience. Through education and community building, students who commit to BE Outreach will develop a heightened awareness of social justice and spirituality.
BE Outreach is open to juniors and seniors.
Interested students must submit a completed application by the first week in October.
All applicants will be selected through an interview process.
Ten to sixteen students will be selected for each trip.
If selected, the student will be required to attend monthly meetings between October and June before the trip.
BE Outreach offers immersion trip opportunities to the following locations:
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Border Servant Corps - El Paso, Texas / Las Cruces, New Mexico:
Participants will travel to El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM, two cities that sit along our country's southwestern border with Mexico. Students will work and live side-by-side with the predominantly Mexican communities of these two cities, learning about the complex issues associated with our neighbors to the south and immersing themselves in the culture of the Southwest United States. Students will participate in activities such as taking a ride with the U.S. Border Patrol, speaking with immigrants in shelters along the border, and working with families who have come to the U.S. from Mexico. The experiences in El Paso and Las Cruces will provide a real and unfiltered experience working within the immigrant community and a glance into global concerns that reach past our local boundaries.
Via International-Los Ninos Navajo Nation - Northern New Mexico:
Students will experience and contribute to the Native American culture of the Navajo Nation through service projects, cultural experiences, lectures and discussions, sight-seeing and meeting with various groups and organizations on the reservation. Volunteer projects may include building community gardens, learning and working with organic and traditional farmers, assisting with water conservation efforts, and learning adobe construction.
Rustic Pathways New Orleans Outreach - New Orleans, Louisiana:
Participants will be working to rebuild the areas of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students will partake in various service outings provided though Rustic Pathways and New Orleans Outreach programs. These services may include the rehabilitation of houses and organizational work within charter schools. Students will also tour the areas of New Orleans that were affected to get an understanding of how Hurricane Katrina impacted the entire New Orleans community. Additionally, students will experience the culture of New Orleans through a variety of group activities.