What is Alternative Spring Break?
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student-led initiative that gives students the opportunity to take part in educational service projects during their scheduled spring break. The ASB program encourages active citizenship by providing service opportunities addressing issues within the community.
ASB is created in partnership between Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), Student Life, and the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research.
Alternative Spring Break 2014, March 22- 29:
Camp Korey, Carnation
Project: cleaning property, gardening, building
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Arboretum, Seattle
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance is an environmental organization that keeps the waters of Puget Sound clean by patrolling the waterways that flow into the sound.
Project: Kayaking the river to collect garbage and waste in the waterway
21 Acres, Woodinville
21 Acres is an agricultural, environmental, and educational center complete with farms, plots and gardens.
Threads And Treads, Bothell
Threads And Treads is a donation-based clothing bank that serves students and families in Northshore School District.
Project: Sorting and organizing donated clothing.
Service Collaboration with Tulalip Tribe
Project: To be determined
Please contact Nick Kane, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about Alternative Spring Break 2014.
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Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a program in which students get involved with diverse service projects over Spring Break.
Our learning objectives include:
Students will gain exposure to community partners and UWB’s engagement opportunities.
Students will learn about the issues of social justice for which the organizations were created.
Students will be introduced to other options for future projects, as well as obtaining the resources necessary to participate in individual opportunities with the partners.
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