Alternative Seasonal Breaks (formerly Alternative Spring Break) is a 100% student-run, non-profit volunteer organization of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University YMCA. ASB sends U of I students on nationwide service trips four times throughout the year. During their fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks, ASB participants travel throughout the country to learn about and actively combat social justice and environmental issues. Trips concern issues such as homelessness, poverty, animals, healthcare, environment, and many more.
Each trip offers approximately 12 participants and 2 trip facilitators a unique, hands-on opportunity to make a difference in the lives of both communities and individuals nation-wide. In preparation for each trip, participants meet weekly to reflect on issues, promote awareness, volunteer within the Urbana-Champaign community, and to simply get to know one another prior to their week together.
Info Nights (All held in YMCA Wahl Room)
Wednesday, September 2 at 7PM
Friday, September 4 at 6PM
Monday, September 7 at 7PM
Application Due Dates:
Fall/Winter Trip Facilitators September 19
Fall General Participants September 26
Winter General Participants October 3