KDP Events & Opportunities
My name is Bryan Linck and I manage an international non-profit that focuses on providing underserved children educational opportunities named Outreach360. I studied education at Central Michigan University and got involved with this organization because I knew I wanted a real opportunity to practice teaching, while also serving the most needed populations. I’ve volunteered in the Dominican Republic as an individual, brought teams from CMU and haven’t looked back since. We are a recognized leader in international Alternative Break trips for college teams and individuals internships. Since 1994, over 20,000 volunteers have joined us in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
Emma Hutton, a student in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, had to say about her experience volunteering through Outreach360’s Caminos Internship Program: “Outreach360360 is a unique organization in that it arms students with the tools to be their own heroes and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with these strong kids for eight weeks. Being a Caminos Volunteer [intern] has provided me with the opportunity to not only teach these wonderful students but also learn right along with them; I already can’t wait to come back and see how they are continuing to grow. Once you volunteer with Outreach360, I don’t think it is possible to ever say goodbye to it. Even if you aren’t in-country it will remain in your heart forever.”
and here is a comment from Caitlyn Smith, a Penn State University education student: “I have continuously had an amazing experience with Outreach360. After my first trip I was so inspired I decided to start taking classes at home to obtain my teaching certificate. Every time I come, the kids at the learning center bring me so much joy that I never want to go home!”
Our program focuses on education to empower our students to live a life of choice. Our volunteers work directly with our students in a classroom or learning camp setting. In addition to service, our service-learning trips are full of impactful and educational cultural experiences. Our programs are affordable, safe, and impactful. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year including winter break, spring break, and summer.
I have two requests:
- Please forward to any education student who might be interested in doing an internship with us teaching (semester or summer).
- Consider starting a team of KDP members for an alternative spring break trip abroad with us to the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua. I would personally support your chapter with all of the logistics to make it easy and turn-key.
I promise, as a teacher myself, I can tell you that this opportunity is one of the most powerful things you can take on as a future teacher. Please reply to this e-mail if you are interested in learning more about our international service-learning program. I would be honored to send you additional information via e-mail and would love to set up some time with you to talk about this opportunity.