SERVE Trip to Nicaragua
SERVE is a student-led organization that promotes leadership and civic engagement through local, national and international volunteer service.
The board is a clearinghouse to help students connect with Aberdeen area nonprofit agencies that need short- and long-term volunteers. Examples include the Aberdeen Boys & Girls Club, Aberdeen Family YMCA, Aberdeen Parks & Recreation Department, Humane Society, Kids Against Hunger, Salvation Army, Sanford Health and SPURS.
SERVE is a member of the national Break Away organization that helps colleges and universities design and implement alternative break trips to sites throughout the United States and internationally. Depending upon student interest, trips are sponsored during the winter, spring and summer breaks. In the past, Northern students have traveled to California, Oregon, Louisiana, Florida and New York.
Mission Statement: SERVE creates a powerful local and national service experiences that change students through action, dialogue and support.
United Way of Northeastern South Dakota: The mission on the United Way of Northeastern South Dakota is to provide support for programs in the health and human service fields which reflect the needs of the area. The United Way raises funds and establishes and evaluates priorities for the distribution of the funds raised.
City of Aberdeen, South Dakota: The City of Aberdeen graciously supports SERVE with an annual grant that may be used for general operating expenses, local volunteer initiatives and associated leadership programs. Funds may not be used to support alternative break trips.
Break Away: Break Away®: the Alternative Break Connection Inc. is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the development of quality alternative break programs by providing training and information primarily to colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations interested in creating lifelong active citizens through these intensive service-learning programs.