These meetings are a general overview of the M.A.P. program, the justice issues we focus on and the expectations for a M.A.P. participant. Students are asked to choose the justice issue area that best fits their talents and desires to serve, e.g., urban poverty, education, rural poverty/eco-justice, human dignity, build-rebuild. Applications are due Thursday January 23, 2014 online, by 5:00 pm.
After placements are made, all participants must attend the Trip Introduction meeting. Here students receive basic trip information, meet with their groups for the first time, and learn the details of the trip. This is also the "logistical" meeting when groups sign forms, choose group roles, exchange personal contact information, and gain a plan for trip preparation.
Participants are asked to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with the facilitators of their group.
The Final Orientation is the last meeting before the trip. It is the last chance to have all forms completed and discuss any last minute logistics of the trip. This meeting is extremely important to ensure all trip preparations are set.
Facilitators are students who have previously gone on a M.A.P. trip and now desire to get more involved with the program by leading a group of their own.
Applications for M.A.P. participants will be opened on October 21, 2013.