While some seniors went out and did extraordinary things with their trips, others decided to sit by the wayside and let the two weeks unravel without putting much effort into any sort of contribution. This is when the administration stepped in and decided it was time for a change.
Over the past few years senior service trips have turned into more than just a chance to go after something which you did not have time for during the school year, they have become a chance for seniors to have one last big bonding session with members of their class.
Seniors have committed about a week of time in their spring to come together and work for Habitat for Humanity. This organized week gives seniors a chance to give back to a community somewhere around the world, while at the same time gives them a chance to have fun and bond with their classmates.
In the past when seniors got the choice of what they were going to do, many seniors felt disconnected from each other because it was often hard to find more than one position for an internship or an organization. Organized trips gave seniors the chance to spend time with their close friends doing charitable work for an entire week.
Having the organized senior trips means that seniors get to bond and be productive at the same time. The students also have the opportunity to bond with the faculty trip leaders and create a relationship outside the classroom.
Senior trips have become a great way for students to come together and bond with each other for a full week before graduating and going their separate ways. While the main purpose is to give back, senior trips offer seniors much more than just a community service experience.