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On Saturday, 387 BU student volunteers, 78 coordinators, and 39 chaperones boarded planes, vans, and buses for places like Horse Cave, Ky., Killeen, Tex., Orland, Maine, and Springfield, Mo., where they are spending the week volunteering as part of the Community Service Center’s Alternative Spring Break program. They are restocking food pantries, renovating community gardens, assisting military veterans, and helping to build affordable housing.

If you’re one of this year’s volunteers, BU Today would like to hear from you. Please send tweets and twitpics to hashtag #BUASB or #leggoASB and let us know how your trip is going. Comments will show up in the CoverItLive player above throughout the week.

Next week, BU Today will feature first-person stories from five of this year’s volunteers.

Alternative Spring Break, founded in 1987 and run by the Community Service Center, gives students an opportunity to learn about social issues and develop leadership skills.

Read more about past ASB trips here.


7 Comments on Tweet Your ASB Experience

  • Vickie - BU mom on 03.11.2013 at 11:22 am

    Good Luck and thanks to all ASB groups. Special shout out to my ASB house guests on the trip to New Orleans. Stay safe and have fun! See you again Sat.

    • BU student Parent on 03.14.2013 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you Vicki for housing asb, my son was one of your guests. He is thankful to your hospitality as am I

    • BU student Parent on 03.14.2013 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Vicki, Tell Justin hi for me on Saturday Night THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

  • Jim in NOLA on 03.14.2013 at 7:50 pm

    What an awesome bunch BU ASB NOLA is! A lovable gang with big hearts who has touched ours. You always have a home here. God bless, be safe, and carpe diem!

    • BU student Parent on 03.15.2013 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Jim,
      Thanks for the great compliment of the BU ASB NOLA Gang. My son Justin is one of the gang and he is so happy to be a part of this group and to be able to help in NOLA… The Big Easy gave them a great welcome and great week… Thanks so much

  • BU student Parent on 03.14.2013 at 10:15 pm

    The BU ASB program is so unique. I hosted the Detroit group for dinner this week and my spirit was so uplifted by these caring, loving students. They were an amazing group of young adults. I am so proud of them and thankful to meet them and spend time with them. What a gift I received.

    • Jim in NOLA on 03.17.2013 at 5:36 pm

      Couldn’t agree more! We definitely received more than we gave from the NOLA ASB bunch. Great post.

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