Alternative Service Breaks (ASB)

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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 2014, students traveled to 39 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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Alternative Spring Break

Last year, ASB had over 300 volunteers, 78 coordinators, 39 chaperones, 7 committee chairs, and two program managers traveling to 39 places throughout the US and Puerto Rico. This year, ASB will be bigger than ever and travel to 40 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 children at the Target House in Memphis, TN. Overall, the program provides Boston University students with a unique and memorable week of service as an alternative to the traditional college spring break.

For more information on becoming involved in ASB, please contact this year’s program managers, Emily Lawson and Kelsey Krook at To learn more about this year’s trips, click here