Applications for the 2016-17 Miner Challenge Experience are now open!
Learn more about applying to Miner Challenge on our Application_Information page!
International Trip and Scholarship Application (Due September 26th @ 11:59pm): https://orgsync.com/68139/forms/217608
Domestic Trip and Scholarship Application (Due October 10th @11:59pm): https://orgsync.com/68139/forms/216961
Attend an information session to learn more about Miner Challenge and this year's trips!
Tuesday, 9/20- 6pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener
Thursday, 9/22- 2pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener
Monday, 9/26- 5pm @ Toomey 254
Friday, 9/30- 1pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener
Friday, 9/30- 4pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener
Monday, 10/3- 5pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener
Wednesday, 10/5 @ Shamrock Room, Havener
Friday, 10/7 @ Shamrock Room, Havener
2017 Trip Social Issues and Locations:
Winter Break, January 3-13, 2017 (International 10 Day):
Focus: Water Access and Sustainability
Santa Julia, Nicaragua
Spring Break, March 25-April 1, 2017 (Domestic 7 Day):
Focus: Disaster Relief
San Marcos, Texas
Focus: Environmental Restoration
Davy Crockett National Forest, Texas
Focus: Hunger and Homelessness
Spring Break, March 25-29, 2017 (Domestic 5 Day):
Focus: Animal Welfare
Chicago Ridge, Illinois
Summer Break, May 17-31, 2017 (Domestic 14 Day):
Focus: Environmental Restoration and Cultural Awareness
Welcome to Miner Challenge
Miner Challenge is Missouri S&T's Alternative Break program. Every year, students engage in immersive volunteer experiences across the U.S. and Internationally. Participants bond with a small team throughout the year while they develop leadership skills, gain awareness of social issues, and work to improve communities. The experience culminates with an alternative break service trip that lasts between 5-14 days.
- The two student Miner Challenge Mentors and Program Administrator have chosen 6 great Trip Leaders for our 2016-17 program! Read more about them on our "Meet the Team" page!
- Andrew Embrey
- Elizabeth Oberley
- Michael Janke
- Loya VanOrder
- Mikaela Mockenhaupt
- Sven Olberg
- The Trip Leaders are diligently working on researching the social issues, community partners, and locations for this coming year's trips! Announcements will be made at the start of the fall semester!
Participant Applications for the 2016-17 Miner Challenge Alternative Break Program will open on Monday, September 12th! International applications will close on Monday, September 26th, and Domestic applications will close on Monday, October 10th. Keep an eye out!
If you are interested in finding out more about Miner Challenge please explore our website, or contact one of our Miner Challenge Mentors:
Jonathan Colgan - email@example.com
Nathan Compton - firstname.lastname@example.org
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