Student at Northwest Missouri State University majoring in Financial Services. First year member of Alternative Spring Break and Volunteer Services Office Assistant. Some of my hobbies include dance, shopping, and watching television.

Last Day/Night !

Today is sort of bittersweet because it is our last day in New York. I had a GREAT time here and got to see everything that I wanted to see and then some. New York has some of the most amazing attractions and has such a better variety than back home. It is a little [more…]

Hour Children !

Today was our last day volunteering and it is a very bittersweet feeling. My group were fortunate enough to work with kids the last day and the kids were great and sssssooooooo cute They were so friendly and willing to play with us and interact with us with no problem. I loved the history behind [more…]

Work Site !

The soup kitchen on Wednesday was very interesting and I don’t know how much I liked it. We only worked for an hour which was very surprising. I do think  that the homeless people were very grateful and appreciated all of our help and the food. Overall it was still a good day When we [more…]

POST from Zach !

On our last day working with YSOP, my team went to Trinity Lutheran Church. Once we got there,we immediately went to work cutting up potatoes, putting onions in bags, sweeping, and stocking shelves. Lunch was already prepared, but we got to serve it and clean up once the people were finished. After lunch was over, [more…]

POST From Zach !

Today our group went to a soup kitchen called CHIPS. While we were there, we helped prepare a meal, dye easter eggs, and then help clean up afterwards.One of the most interesting facts I learned was that their most helpful donations come from school drives. This is because they receive a lot of toiletry items [more…]


C.H.I.P.S. was a great soup kitchen and women’s shelter that housed women from 17-21. Me and my group had a really good time and the people there were very nice and the homeless people were very respectful and polite. The staff welcomed us with open arms and had plenty for us to do and we [more…]

Food Bank of New York City!

Today, me and my group had a wonderful experience at the food bank in the Bronx. We packaged food for the homeless and hungry and I think our help was very much appreciated. An interesting fact that I learned today is that 1/5 New Yorkers are homeless and hungry and also that the food bank [more…]

Day 1 – New York

Day 1 of New York City was a success, we got to see Times Square (AMAZING) and the 9/11 memorial site. The 9/11 memorial site today was a GREAT experience but it was also very heart breaking to actually see all the names of the people who lost their lives due to such a tragedy. It [more…]

We Made It !

We finally made it to NEW YORK CITY ! After 2 delays and a semi snow storm we FINALLY made it Looking forward to the rest of this trip.

Delayed Flight

Delayed flight , better safe than sorry !