Students can select a path that best suits their interests; each path provides interactive programs and experiences. Please note selection of paths is on a first-come-first-serve basis.Discovery Path I – Community Empowerment
This path focuses on working with organizations that help develop and empower communities in need. Participants may:
- Paint a local elementary school playground.
- Serve the guests at a local soup kitchen.
- Help maintain the facilities of a homeless shelter.
Discovery Path II – Outdoor Exploration
This outdoor path focuses on providing students an opportunity to explore the outdoors, challenges them to take risks, and allows them the time to reflect on living life intentionally. Participants may:
- Camp overnight at a New York state park, reflecting on being in nature.
- Participate in outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, and biking.
- Visit a local Indian Reservation and learn about Long Island heritage.
Discovery Path III – Social Awareness
This path focuses on working with organizations dedicated to advocacy and multiculturalism/diversity, and educating students about global social issues. Participants may:
- Visit the United Nations in New York City.
- Distribute food – that otherwise would have been thrown out – to those in need with Food Not Bombs.
- Work with Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement.
Discovery Path IV – Sustainable Solutions
This path focuses on working with organizations that help encourage sustainability and educate students about environmentally sound practices. Participants may:
- Build a home for a family affected by a natural disaster.
- Clean debris washed up on Long Island’s south shore.
- Visit a local organic or rooftop garden.