Blue Hen Leadership Program

Community
Service

Service and community engagement experiences are inextricably linked with leadership development.

In promoting this belief, our Blue Hen Leadership Program offers community service experiences for students registered in the program. We also partner with a variety of offices, departments, and student organizations to sponsor service activities. Some of these events may be held on campus; many of them will be held at off-campus locations. In line with best practices and COVID-19 restrictions, many of our service opportunities may be virtual engagement.

Monthly Activities

BHLP regularly organizes monthly activities for program participants. Details on monthly activities are coming soon. For more information, contact Matthew Creasy, Assistant Director at mcreasy@udel.edu We anticipate that many of these activities for the fall semester will be virtual engagement.

Alternative Breaks

BHLP Sponsors Alternative Break Programs every year. These programs focus on social issue-based service and development. The experiences consist of service initiatives throughout the semester leading up to the break during which the intensive program occurs, and an activism phase one students return to campus. This year, BHLP anticipates offering one alternative spring break program.  See below for more information.

 

Spring Alternative Break Focus

Affordable Housing

Over Spring Break 2021 BHLP Returns to New Bern, North Carolina, a community BHLP has worked with since 2012 on affordable housing issues.  Join this legacy program and spend your spring break helping to build and repair houses in an incredibly welcoming community. New Bern, NC was devastated in Fall 2018 by Hurricane Florence and many homes in the area are still in need of repair.  Your spring break will be well used serving and learning in this city!

 
Program dates: Spring Break 2021
Estimated cost: $450-$500 Logistics are being confirmed and a final cost will be available before contracts are signed.
Apply at: http://bit.ly/BHLPSpringbreak2020

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