BLAST-Kentucky will send a group of eight students to eastern Kentucky to work with two partnering organizations: Appalachian Citizen’s Law Center and AppalReD Legal Aid.

AppalRed Team: Throughout the week, Group A will work with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) conducting a divorce clinic and helping with other traditional direct legal services projects.

Appalachian Citizen’s Law Center (ACLC): Throughout the week, Group B, will work with the ACLC helping file black-lung benefit claims and on other environmental and natural resources legal issues of Eastern Kentucky.


Time Commitment: In addition to the entirety of Spring Break 2019, we anticipate that trip participants will have monthly trainings/meetings with some social events throughout the school year. Trainings will likely be once a month in the 12:45-2:00 lunch slot. Students will be expected to participate in fundraising (events and online), but there is no required minimum amount that they have to raise. Dates and times of meetings are to be determined based on availability of participants.

For more information, please contact the student leaders at