THE FLATS — After a successful first Jackets Without Borders trip to Costa Rica in August 2017, Georgia Tech athletics unveiled the destination for the second annual JWOB trip. From May 5-12, several Georgia Tech student-athletes and staff members will head to San Juan, Puerto Rico to help with hurricane rehabilitation efforts.
With nearly 20 Yellow Jackets interested in participating in the trip, the student-athletes and staff members are sure to gain invaluable experiences. Tech is partnering with Global Works, an organization that coordinates international group service trips, and has done trips to Puerto Rico for the last 30 years.
Tech student-athletes chose Puerto Rico as the focus for the second annual JWOB trip because of the direct impact they can have on the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria. While the country was significantly impacted by the hurricane, the disaster also impacted many close to home as there are many staff, students and GT Alumni with connections to Puerto Rico. This trip will aim to impact not only the Puerto Rican community, but also our GT family in the local area.
In addition to helping with relief on the trip, the Jackets hope to connect with Tech supporters and alumni in the area. If you wish to connect with the Jackets on the trip, please contact Maureen Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jackets Without Borders is a program that focuses on global service-learning opportunities for Georgia Tech student-athletes. This trip’s mission is to provide student-athletes with an immersive cultural experience and the opportunity to perform impactful and meaningful work. Jackets Without Borders has been a transformational learning experience for our participants, as all have emerged with a greater sense of personal responsibility, cultural appreciation, and increased self-awareness.