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Alternative Spring Break
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. Details for ASB 2015 will be available in late fall/early spring semester. Typically, we offer two opportunities: 

ASB Staycation

ASB Staycation is an experience in serving 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!)  Staycation is great for those who cannot leave Memphis during spring break or those who want to experience our community in a way they never have.  Staycation is free to participants.

ASB Destination

ASB Destination will take participants out of state to serve and explore another community.  Program Fee: $75


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 ASB Destination must pay $75 to help partially cover trip expenses. ASB Staycation is free to participants.  Applications are available in January.

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