Give Kids the World is a beautiful non-profit that provides vacations to the Orlando area for families with children battling life-threatening illnesses. Leadership and Civic Engagement is excited to start a new partnership with the Give Kids the World Village, where over 140,000 children and families have been hosted for a week of non-stop fun. Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the theme parks of Orlando in a safe and convenient way for sick children.
On this ASB trip, participants will have the opportunity to serve the families staying at the Village in many different capacities, from delivering cookies on the Cookie Cart to orchestrating weekly Birthday Celebrations to operating the Village Carousel. During this week, you will practice selflessness by putting the needs of others before yourself, and communicate support in a variety of different methods. Learn and grow with your team as you reflect on your privilege, and your ability to make the World a better place!
“My experience on an ASB trip was so rewarding because I was able to truly make a direct impact on people. An added benefit was having the chance to be on a team with other girls to share the joys of this service trip” – Iyanna W.
“ASB Orlando gives you a perspective on a privilege we often take for granted…health. In losing yourself in the service of the families on vacation to the most magical place on earth, your heart is going to triple in size. You’ll learn that no act of service is too small, and that happiness truly does create hope! ” Kalene H.
- Trip dates: March 7-14, 2020
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Approximate cost: $850-$1000
- Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals