Youth ages 16-18 can build a #Habitat for Humanity home this summer with the Learn and Build Experience program
It's that time of year again! The Youth Programs department of Habitat for Humanity International is now accepting applications for its Learn and Build Experience (LBE) trips. These trips offer youth ages 16-18 an opportunity to travel to a different state or country and build a Habitat home with a family in need of decent and affordable shelter. This is an incredible cultural immersion trip where team members help build homes, meet other students who are interested in lending their hands and their voice to end poverty housing, and experience a different community. The best part about LBE is that youth who are unable to afford the $550 trip fee or the airfare to reach the destination, can apply for scholarships. I think this is one of the best kept secrets in the world of Habitat! Learn more about the program here.
Learn and Build Experience trips are open to individuals ages 16 to18. The $550 program fee includes all meals, except for lunch on days of arrival and departure, lodging during the trip, a Learn and Build Experience T-shirt, a donation to the host affiliate, and curriculum materials. The $550 trip costs do NOT include travel costs, such as airfare, to and from the project location and the participant’s home. The Learn and Build Experience offers scholarships ranging from full-trip costs to partial trip costs. All applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships, but awards will be given to participants showing financial need. Remember the power of fundraising, too! You can ask people to sponsor you, plan a fundraising event or even collect change from classmates. Applications for the 2014 Learn and Build Experience are open through Feb. 28. Those chosen to move forward in the selection process will be asked to complete a second application that includes scholarship information and scheduling a phone interview. All applicants will be notified by April 1 of his or her application status.
• Asheville, N.C.: July 6-15
• International location trip to be determined: July 12- July 21
• Lafayette, La.: July 27-Aug. 5
• Kona, Hawaii: Aug. 3-12
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