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Appalachian Experience

Mullens, West Virginia

This cross-cultural mission trip allows students to learn about the current situation in the Southern Coalfields region of West Virginia by interacting with the community in many ways.

The annual trip to the southern coalfield region of West Virginia occurs during the first part of Spring Break. Participants spend 5 days working at the Mullens Opportunity Center. Students work with local community members to help improve the town of Mullens and the surrounding areas through various community projects. They learn more about the people, local economy, and enviromental conditions of this southern West Virginian town. There will be many opportunities to listen to the stories of members of the community, which is an integral part of the experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see another culture, which is nearly in our back yard.

Time and Date

Spiritan Campus Ministry will be making the trek to West Virginia from February 28th - March 3 (First 5 Days of Spring Break)