Alternative Service Breaks (ASB)
Alternative Service Breaks (ASB) promotes community service, develops leadership skills, and creates strong bonds among its participants. Since its founding in 1988, volunteers have the opportunity to take part in an alternative to the traditional spring break. In 2015, students traveled to 40 sites throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Students spend a wonderful week addressing issues such as environmental protection, children, affordable housing, hunger, education, public health awareness, and abilities.
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Last year, ASB had over 400 volunteers, 78 coordinators, 39 chaperones, 5 committee chairs, and two program managers traveling to 39 places throughout the US and Puerto Rico. This year, ASB will travel to 38 trips all over the country in vans, planes, and buses, and stay in a variety of accommodations. Service projects ranged from working with organizations like Habitat for Humanity in Fort Smith, AR building houses for local communities, to working with youth at the Iowa Homeless Youth Center in Des Moines, IA. Overall, the program provides Boston University students with a unique and memorable week of service as an alternative to the traditional college spring break.