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About ASB

An exciting opportunity for you to give back!

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a service-learning opportunity that builds teams of students and connects them with local partners. As an ASB team member, you will engage in meaningful community-driven service and critical personal reflection. 

Throughout the ASB program you’ll be encouraged to connect your academic studies to the project, and actively reflect on how your social justice commitments can engage with real-world challenges. Groups will be selected to ensure that there is representation from a wide range of academic programs. We want to build bridges for you between disciplines. Encountering different points of view can help students to think more critically and to connect the local with the global.

The deadline for applications has now passed. Please check back next year!

What is Alternative Spring Break?

ASB is an intensive week of social action that happens during Reading Week in February. For the 2017/2018 program, there are two different trips, each serving local partners: Walpole Island, and the Downtown Mission.

Team-building and project preparation will precede the Reading Week part of the experience. You will meet with representatives from the partner organizations, listen to guest speaker seminars, conduct preliminary research, and participate in various fundraising efforts for the trips. You will make a difference!

After the Reading Week experience, you will meet once as a team to debrief, and once more to showcase your experiences for an audience. Your work will impact others!

This is a new program at UWindsor. Here is your chance to be part of the inaugural ASB team.