Illinois State students make Redbird impact on Alternative Spring Break service trips
By Lyndsie Schlink
March 18, 2022
Three Illinois State groups, composed of 62 students and five trip leaders, traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, and Miami, Florida, March 7–11 for the Center for Civic Engagement’s annual Alternative Spring Break service trips.
One group of Redbirds worked with Little Masters Academy in Miami. Their service consisted of working with the kids at the school and beautifying the school buildings, which included installing wood chips at the newly built preschool, staining treehouses, gardening, and cleaning up the sidewalks.
Illinois State senior photographer Lyndsie Schlink served as one of the advisors for a separate trip to Memphis where a 17-member group worked with Living Lands & Waters to pick up over 850 bags of trash, specifically glass, plastics, Styrofoam, and tires, from McKellar Lake. The following is a snapshot of the experiences those Redbirds had serving Memphis.