2017-2018 First Year Breakout Trip Leader Application

Application Due: Sunday, October 8th at 11:59 PM, EST
Breakout Princeton is a student-driven program that gives students the opportunity to spend their academic breaks engaging with domestic social issues through immersion in communities. Breakout Princeton is not only a terrific way to engage a public issue you care about, but is also a great leadership development opportunity. Breakout Leaders receive regular peer mentorship from Breakout Board members and guidance from Pace Center staff before, during and after the trip. Along the way you’ll learn about leadership in the public sphere from community partners, grassroots activists, government officials, nonprofit leaders, academics, Princeton alumni and many others. At each stage you will be supported in exploring the issue at the heart of your trip and reflect on what it means to be an active citizen and an effective public leader.
Breakout Princeton is accepting applications for First Year leaders to develop a trip dedicated to Unpacking Gentrification within the Trenton community. This trip topic idea came directly from Pace Center Trenton community partners. This trip will be comprised of two First Year trip leaders and ten First Year participants. The trip is set to depart Spring Break 2018.
In an effort to make Breakout Princeton accessible to all students, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement has eliminated participant and trip leader fees for all Breakout Princeton Trips! Furthermore, In reviewing applications, we strive to make each trip representative of Princeton’s diversity. We welcome all backgrounds and identities. We encourage applicants to share however much of their story they are comfortable with, knowing that Breakout is a place where they will be heard. 
Before completing this application, please review the Pace Center Breakout Website and Trip Leader RequirementsIf you have any questions or concerns please contact Pace Center Program Coordinator and Breakout Staff Advisor, Eliza Blades, via email at eblades@princeton.edu or by phone at 609.258.9746.
Suggestion:  Complete your answers to these questions in a separate document before submitting, then cut and paste into this form to avoid losing your answers.

Check the box below to confirm that you have read and understood the Trip Leader Requirments*

Are you willing to drive for a Breakout trip? *

Please limit your responses to 200 words.

Students on disciplinary probation at the time of their application are not eligible to participate in the Breakout program. Pace Center staff is only able to verify your eligibility with your consent noted by the waiver below. Please read the waiver and indicate your consent. Note that any information related to disciplinary records will be shared only with University staff.

In submitting this application, I permit the Pace Center for Civic Engagement to inquire about my student disciplinary records at Princeton, and I permit the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) to release such records to the Pace Center. Information from other offices at Princeton, e.g. residential colleges or others, may be requested as part of the application review process to ensure that all students can have a safe and productive experience. I understand that decisions on individual applications are made by the Pace Center on a case-by-case basis and that any information received by the Pace Center will not be released to other students or any third parties. *