Winter Service Trip—Santa Monica, Calif.
The Winter Elks Scholar Service Trip will take place in Santa Monica, Calif. from January 7-13, 2018. Our week will be focused on serving individuals and veterans transitioning out of homelessness. We will engage in programming to identify issues that contribute to homelessness and discuss how Elks scholars can be part of the solution. Join us as we serve the Santa Monica community, explore the coast and experience what it means to be part of the #ElksFamily. The application will open August 1, 2017.
Spring Service Trip—Asheville, N.C.
The Spring Elks Scholar Service Trip will take place in Asheville, N.C. from March 11-17, 2018. From serving in food banks to senior centers, we will experience what it means to serve and support a city in a variety of ways. We will be staying at a YMCA camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains complete with rope courses for team building, so join us for a week of learning, serving and connecting with your #ElksFamily as we take action in Asheville. The application will open November 1, 2017.
How can your Lodge get involved?
- Tell Elks scholars sponsored by your Lodge about the Elks Scholar Service Trips.
- Host a dinner at your Lodge for scholars serving in a city near you.
- Assist scholars in fundraising for their travel expenses.
- Follow Elks Scholars on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and search the hashtags #ElksFamily and #LearnServeConnect during the trip dates to see live updates from the participants. Connect to our social media pages here.
We know Elks scholars are dedicated to service. Now, they have the opportunity to come together in service with their Elks scholar peers. The Elks National Foundation offers three Elks Scholar Service Trips per year for up to 20 Elks scholars each. These trips provide scholars the opportunity to learn about societal issues, serve those in need in the name of the Elks, and connect with their Elks family from across the country. For more information about the trips, visit enf.elks.org/scholarservicetrips.