Alternative Spring Break
Spring Break used to be synonymous solely with frivolous fun. This is no longer the case. Now thousands of college students across the nation use their week off during the spring semester to perform volunteer work in the United States and all over the world.
Community Service Programs began sponsoring an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in 2008. During the day students spend their time working on a project that benefits a needy community. At night students are free to explore and have fun. CSP covers all of the costs associated with the ASB except airfare and free-time activities.
Below is a list of ASB destinations and projects:
| 2008 AND 2009 Buena Vista, VA
||Habitat for Humanity - students helped build home for a low-income family
| 2010 New Orleans, LA
|| Rebuilding Together - students helped rebuild home damaged by Katrina.
| 2011 Destin, FL
|| Community Collaborations - students worked on environmental projects
| 2012 New Orleans, LA
||Community Collaborations - students worked with low-income pre-schoolers.
| 2013 Easton, MD APPLY NOW!
||Eastern Shore Land Conservancy - students will work on environment projects
The benefits of participating in Alternative Spring Break are numerous. As the students themselves have explained in post-trip meetings ...
"I learned that in order to effect true change, you must be right in the middle of it ..."
"The answer [is] for all of us to get involved so ... we can overcome problems such as poverty and illiteracy."
"Individual volunteers can sometimes do more [than the government] to solve community problems."
If you are interested in participating in the 2013 Alternative Spring Break please click HERE