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2010 ASB Applications Now Available

Story posted October 01, 2009

Applications for the 2010 ASB program were due by 5:00pm Monday, October 26.  If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Sarah Seames at sseames@bowdoin.edu or x4133.

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. 

Discovering D.C.                                     
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. 

Urban Promise                                          
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 sseames@bowdoin.edu or x4133.

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Applications are due Monday, October 26th by 5:00pm.