Download the University Honors brochure to learn more.
This special opportunity will allow students to explore rural Appalachian culture through an alternative spring break trip to Southeastern Kentucky from Sunday, March 17 – Friday, March 22, 2013. The group will travel to Southeastern Kentucky to work with a non-profit organization (Christian Appalachian Project, www.christianapp.org) to build and/or rehab homes for underserved residents.
No religious affiliation is required or expected to participate, just an open mind and a willingness to serve. Students participating in WorkFest can use this opportunity to fulfill one Honors Experience. The group will stay in barracks style cabins with bunk beds.
The total estimated cost for participants is $350. However, all University Honors students completing the trip as an Honors Experience will receive an Honors Grant of $125 to offset costs. This will make the actual cost for participating University Honors students only $225. Costs include transportation to and from Kentucky, meals and snacks at the work site, and lodging. Costs do not include meals while driving to and from Southeastern Kentucky.
The application for WorkFest 2013 is currently available.
Applications will be accepted through Monday, December 17. Students who apply will receive more information in early spring semester.
Questions or concerns? Contact Ryan Harder.
WorkFest 2012 participants
The application for WorkFest 2013 is now available! To apply, please download the word document below, complete the application, and submit it via e-mail to Ryan.Harder@uc.edu.
The application deadline is Monday, December 17. You will be contacted during the first week of spring semester with additional information.
WorkFest 2012 participants ready to hit the road!
Caleb Herrick, WorkFest 2012 participant preparing cuts for a project
2012 WorkFest participants after a hard day of work
Participants with CAP founder, Father Beiting