MAB Missouri Service on Weekend Trips
During its centennial birthday party on May 1 2014, University of Missouri Extension announced a joint partnership with Mizzou Alternative Breaks (MAB) to send students during various weekends to serve throughout Missouri. Our goal is to send students on service trips to all of Missouri’s 114 counties by 2020.
MAB has a long history of sending passionate, service-minded students across the United States and abroad to serve, and MU Extension has an even longer history of providing Missourians with services that they need. This new venture will pair Mizzou Alternative Break students who have a passion for service with MU Extension field staff across the state who can help direct that passion. For example, one of the weekend trips served with a greenhouse at MU Extension Center in Buchanan County. This facility will be helpful with horticulture trials and show youth in extension’s Garden ’n Grow program another side of growing produce. The goal of this trips was to pair MU agriculture and human environmental sciences students with Buchanan County staff. This will allow MU students to get firsthand experience in their majors while enhancing MU Extension’s capacity to serve the community. Past weekend trips has served with education, health, environmental, youth empowerment, and other community initiatives.
More information on MU Extension can be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/.