Current Trips

Shirts Across America prepares students for college/university and beyond through its dynamic Leadership Immersion Trips.

Our volunteers are exposed to the concept of thoughtful leadership by participating in our hands-on trip experiences.  They join together with their peers & students from different backgrounds to positively effect change, while uniting communities.

Interested in making a difference? Here’s your chance!

Stay up to date and Check SAA’s calendar for current information.


2023 New Orleans Trip Applications

Interested in traveling with SAA in 2023?  You must attend one of our New Orleans Trip Information Nights on ZOOM.  Pre-Registration is required to attend the meeting.  These meetings give you an overview of our trips and what you can expect.
Students can apply for a trip after attending one our Information Nights listed below.

2023 New Orleans Trip Information Night – ZOOM Meetings
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 7pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2022  – 7pm
Monday, October 3, 2022 – 7pm

Click on Button to Register

Registration Form

 


2023 New Orleans Immersion Trip Schedule

Students interested in traveling with Shirts Across America to New Orleans are required to attend a Trip Information Night.  Students wanting to apply for our 2023 trips must attend one of SAA’s Pre-Covid approved partner schools/organizations (see list below) OR participate in SAA’s Student Leadership Workshop.  All 2023 SAA Trips are solely sponsored by and overseen by Shirts Across America.

Space is limited for all upcoming trips.


New Orleans Immersion Trip General Information

Click on Button for Student Application!
Student Application

 

Click on Button for Adult Team Lead Application!
Adult Team Lead Application

 


 

Mid-Winter Break Trip
Saturday, February 18 – Saturday, February 25, 2023
Applications open until Midnight- Monday, October 3rd

Roosevelt High School, NLYM (West Bellevue Chapter), NCL (West Bellevue Chapter)

Spring Break Trip
Saturday, April 8 – Saturday, April 15, 2023
Applications open until Midnight- Monday, October 3rd
Bishop Blanchet High School, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Holy Names Academy, O’Dea High School, Seattle Preparatory School


Summer Trip #1

Saturday, June 10 – Saturday, June 17, 2023
Applications open until Midnight- Monday, October 3rd
Bishop Blanchet High School, Holy Names Academy, O’Dea High School, Seattle Preparatory School


Summer Trip #2

Saturday, June 24 – Saturday, July 1, 2023
Applications open until Midnight- Monday, October 3rd
NLYM (West Bellevue Chapter), NCL (West Bellevue Chapter), Olympia, Roosevelt, Sumner, BPrep, BBHS, HNA, O’Dea, SeaPrep

 

SAA’s Pre-Covid approved partner schools/organizations*:
Bellarmine Preparatory School
Bishop Blanchet High School 
Holy Names Academy 
NLYM (West Bellevue Chapter)
NCL (West Bellevue Chapter)

O’Dea High School 
Olympia High School 
Roosevelt High School 
Seattle Preparatory School 
Sumner High School 

*Students from other schools not listed above, may apply for trips after attending an SAA Leadership Workshop.  For information on SAA Leadership Workshops – click here.

 

If you have any questions about our Leadership Immersion Trips, please contact Shirts Across America Staff at (206) 604-4522 or [email protected] We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

How it all Began…

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shirts Across America (SAA).

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, devastating communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. In New Orleans, levee failures led to extensive flooding throughout the city, with up to 20 feet of water in some neighborhoods. Many families, in their efforts to rebuild, experienced additional challenges created by bureaucratic inefficiency, lack of resources, contractor fraud, and unequal allocation of aid.

We are committed to engage volunteers like you to help build homes in New Orleans throughout the school year.

To date, SAA has:

  • Sent over 4,200 high school volunteers and adults to help build homes in Louisiana and Mississippi
  • Fully funded 16 homes through donations and volunteer hours
  • Worked on 215+ homes/projects