The Native Alaskan Plunge explores the cultural and social aspects of the Native Americans through various perspectives. As an immersion program, we examine the struggles of specific Native Alaskan communities from a social, economical, and cultural standpoint. This is done through a variety of service learning projects and involvement within the community.
Issues addressed throughout this program include, but are not limited to, education, health care, land rights, substance abuse, family dynamics, and the traditions and customs of the native culture. As a service learning trip, we actively immerse ourselves in the native culture, while also volunteering at local homeless shelters, schools, and other community organizations.