SCA & AEO Win Golden Halo Award

SCA and American Eagle Outfitters – signature sponsor of our ongoing Alternative Spring Breaks (ASBs) – have won a Golden Halo Award from the Cause Marketing Forum for our 2013 ASBs at Big Cypress National Preserve and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

The Halo Awards are North America’s highest cause marketing honor and recognize leading companies and nonprofits who join together to make a difference. SCA is thrilled to share this prize with American Eagle, our Official Partner for nearly a decade and underwriter of these awesome service opportunities every year. 


Special thanks to our friends at Big Cypress and Santa Monica Mountains – and especially to all our student volunteers. This is your award, too! 



About the Partnership

American Eagle Outfitters has helped the Student Conservation Association build the next generation of conservation leaders since 2006. Together, we’ve sent 100’s of young conservationists on Alternative Spring Breaks to the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park and more. AEO has contributed over $5M in support to SCA members working on conservation projects nationwide and helped bring conservation and sustainability to college campuses across the US.

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SCA Alternative Spring Break 2013: Big Cypress




SCA Alternative Spring Break: Santa Monica Mountains

Follow me: Student Blogs from the Field

“Today, we’re ripping out weeds,” Mark, a mountain-of-a-man with weather-beaten skin, said this morning. Mine and my fellow camper’s toes were still thawing out.

Santa Monica Beach State Park, the host of an Alternative Spring Break with the Student Conservation Association is gorgeous, but deceptive. Mine and my group’s first day, Sunday, was warm.

Tired and proud machete wielders.

There’s a reason I keep coming back to the SCA. The work is rewarding, the food is delicious, and the locations are beautiful. But all those factors combined cannot trump the best the SCA has to offer: its people.

The SCA draws its participants from a variety of backgrounds.

About the Cause Marketing Forum

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