Alternative Spring Break
"Building Tomorrow One Break at a Time"
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a six-day community service experience during the
week of spring break. ASB participants spend the week serving nonprofit agencies and
their clients and making a difference in the lives of others while experiencing travel
to different part of the country. ASB provides students with an opportunity to gain
personal growth through education, direct service and new experience, in order to
facilitate change in our personal perspectives, relationships and environments, to
create life-long links between students and service. The University of Memphis Alternative
Spring Break is a drug and alcohol free program.
When & Where is ASB?
ASB takes place during spring break week and each year the locations are different.
Typically, we offer two opportunities:
ASB Staycation-- is an Alternative Spring Break experience right here in Memphis. Serve your own community, while experiencing some of the sights, sounds, and tastes
of the Mid-South you may never have experienced before (even if you're from here!)
ASB Destination-- will take participants out of state to serve and explore another community. Learn
about another area of the country while serving others.
Why Should I participate in ASB?
ASB allows you to have a great time over spring break and actually make a difference
while you do! You can:
* Make friends
* Give something of yourself
* Develop new skills
* Enhance social responsibility
* Learn about other cultures
* Fill the needs of the community
* Learn about world issues
* Help agencies in serving clients
* Prepare for your career
* and Have Fun !!!!!!!
How do I participate?
Participants in ASB are selected through an application and interview process. Students
chosen for the trip must pay $75 to help partially cover trip expenses. Applications
are typically available at the beginning of the Spring semester.