Alternative Spring Break

You should be thinking about Spring Break already. But not Florida or the Dominican Republic this year. Instead, check out UVM’s Alternative Spring Break The 2004 ASB year is eagerly approaching. This year we are planning to send out 10 trips. Of those trips – one will be to an international location, seven will be domestic driving trips, and two will be domestic flying trips. To date, the University of Vermont’s ASB program has sent out over 1,000 volunteers! Alternative Break Programs are equal partnerships between students and community organizations. Community members and students alike benefit from interactions with a culture and lifestyle different from their own. Students leave behind the world of books and laboratories to enter communities struggling with issues as varied as urban poverty, racism, hunger, youth education and AIDS/HIV. In doing so, the students are able to gain a broader understanding of the world around them. Communities gain tangible benefits from these programs as well, with the infusion of new enthusiasm and eager hands willing to help serve meals, rebuild homes and tutor children.Some past trips include:Anthony House Habitat for Humanity Land Between the Lakes National School Corps Orphanage Outreach Roosevelt Warm Springs Eskasoni Fish and Wildlife Save the Bay Tennessee Trails