Alternative Spring Break 2019

ASB participants will have the opportunity to give back to a community or agency in need outside of the Akron area. Students will interact with fellow UA students and together, will work to achieve the common goals and tasks of their assigned trip. Participants will experience a rewarding service opportunity that may take you out of your comfort zone, but we hope you will walk away from the trip with a renewed sense of UA community pride and commitment to volunteerism.

Social Justice issues this year range from working with youth, to working with the environment, to homelessness, and many more. Don’t miss out on all of the fun and excitement this year!


Trip Locations 


Camp Twin Lakes*

Location: Winder, GA

Scope of Work: For the past 23 years, Camp Twin Lakes has provided life-changing camp experiences to thousands of Georgia's children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. Camp Twin Lakes provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats at three fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites, day-camps, and through hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs.

Trip Duration: March 23-29

*This ASB experience is only open to fraternity and sorority life members


Flat Rock River YMCA

Location: St. Paul, IN

Scope of Work: Founded in 1946 by the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Flat Rock provides campers with a safe, value-centered and educational experience in the out-of-doors. Flat Rock seeks to encourage the best in spirit, mind and body for all its programs. Projects could include: Painting, construction, trail maintenance, tree removal, wood splitting, outdoor facility improvements

Trip Duration: March 24-29


Greenworks

Location: Asheville, NC

Scope of Work: Greenworks is an environmental non-profit organization that works to clean and green the community through hundreds of service based volunteer projects including river creek cleanups, roadside cleanups, tree plantings (native and community orchards), and recycling events.

Trip Duration: March 24-29


Applications

The University of Akron
ASB 2019 Application

*Two ASB trips open to ALL UA students

Camp Twin Lakes
2019 Application

*One ASB trip open to Fraternity & Sorority Life members


Apply to be a 2019 ASB Student Leader!

Have you traveled on an Alternative Spring Break or similar mission trip before? If you plan on traveling on a 2019 UA Alternative Spring Break Trip in March 2019, the deadline to apply as an ASB Student Leader is November 16 by 5PM

To be considered, interested students must have applied for ASB 2019 on OrgSync, paid their $75.00 deposit, and answered the ASB Leader-related questions within the ASB Application.




What is Alternative Spring Break?

Alternative Spring Break Trips, held during the week of Spring Break, are designed to raise awareness of social issues and injustices through educational and volunteer focused opportunities. Alternative Break Trips provide a variety of low cost, 5-day service experience. Teams of students ranging from 20-50 will be grouped together and assigned to a service opportunity that has been organized through serveAkron.

What are the advantages to attending an ASB trip?

ASB participants will be afforded the opportunity to give back to a community or agency in need. Students will interact with fellow UA students and together, will work to achieve the common goals and tasks of their assigned trip. You will experience a rewarding service opportunity that may take you out of your comfort zone, but we hope you will walk away from the trip with a renewed sense of UA community pride and commitment to volunteerism. Students that wish to take on a leadership role can specifically do so by expressing interest to serve as a Student Leader.

What are the requirements to participate in ASB?

Alternative Spring Break trips are open to all students registered students at The University of Akron. Participants will be required to attend two designated trainings before the trip and will be held accountable to the guidelines and policies of the program.

How much does and ASB trip cost?

An ASB trip costs $325.00 and includes all of your transportation, lodging, recreational, and food costs! The trip payments include a $75.00 non-refundable application fee and from there a schedule of payments will be determined. All payments are coordinated through a cashnet site provided by the University.