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Jackets Unveil Third Annual Jackets Without Borders Experience

THE FLATS –Georgia Tech athletics unveiled the destination for the third annual JWOB trip. From May 5-12, several Georgia Tech student-athletes and staff members will head to Villa del Rio, Puerto Rico to continue assistance with hurricane rehabilitation efforts.

With over 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.

This Jackets Without Borders group will be assisting with hurricane rehabilitation efforts in a local Puerto Rican community, Villa del Rio, to continue the support in the recovery of Hurricane Maria. Last year’s group started projects to construct housing foundations, and the upcoming trip will allow an even larger group of student-athletes to return and continue to the rehabilitation efforts in the same community.

With a department goal of raising approximately $60,000 for the trip, each student-athlete is fundraising their portion of the trip to assist in supporting the group cost – including travel, flights, lodging, food, supplies, and building resources for the projects.

If you would like to make a gift towards the Jackets Without Borders program, please click here.

If you would like to track the progress or donate to an individual student-athlete, please click here.

If you would like to learn more about the success of this program, please check out the highlight reel from last year’s trip to Puerto Rico.

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.

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