The mission of the the Alternative Breaks program is to promote service on local, regional, national, and international levels through volunteer experiences that immerse students in different settings and cultures. I will be attending the Give Kids the World Village in Kissimee Florida from March 12th-18th, 2017. This is a non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening illneses by providing them with a magical, joyful, cost-free getaway. I will be helping make the children's experience magical by helping with the entertainment, food service, and various projects that will put a smile on each and every child's face! This will impact my education or career in allowing me to receive a great volunteer program on my resume and gain the experience from a great organization. I am passionate about this project because it will give me the oppurtunity to experience a travel volunteer program whil helping children, my main focus in my major and future career goals. I chose this destination because it is not too far from home but also an area that I am familiar with from many other previous visits to the area with family over the years. This trip is very important for me and also the children themsleves and their families involved. The money raised for this program may seem like it is going towards me but providing me with the money to join this organization is really giving the money to those children and families in need of willing volunteers like me! So please, ANY AMOUNT is appreciated! Thank you!