Story posted October 01, 2009
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips provide a unique opportunity for students to participate in an intensive public service experience while increasing their understanding of significant social and environmental problems. Engaged in direct service relating to these problems, students live and work in communities with which they otherwise may have little contact. Being completely immersed in this environment over an extended period of time allows students to internalize their experience, which can serve as a springboard for a lifelong commitment to social change.
This years trips include:
A Helping Hand in Immokalee, FL
Spend a week working with and learning from the migrant workers of Immokalee, Florida.
Adventures in Appalachia
Explore an Eastern Tennessee community through connections with the Cherokee Nation and service on social and environmental issues.
Book It to the Bronx
Learn about urban education in New York City through hands-on experiences with a Bronx public school and Harlem Children's Zone.
Counting on College
Work with students in under-served rural and urban schools in South Carolina to remove barriers to higher education.
Work with organizations in Washington, D.C. to address issues of hunger and homelessness through direct service and advocacy.
New Perspectives in New Mexico
Explore issues of health education with a New Mexico Native American community through connections with local schools and hospitals.
Providing Safe Passage in Guatemala
Help break the cycle of poverty with Safe Passage, an organization that creates opportunities for Guatemala City's poorest children through the power of education.
Lend a hand at Urban Promise in Camden, New Jersey while learning about issues of urban education.
For more information on the Alternative Spring Break Program, contact Sarah Seames at firstname.lastname@example.org or x4133.
Applications are due Monday, October 26th by 5:00pm.