Alternative Spring Break
Find information about the Alternative Spring Break trips here.
ASB Trivia Night Sponsored by Thrivent Financial Fundraiser
2013-2014 ASB Important Dates
October 31 7:00pm-8:30pm All ASB Meeting
November 7 8:00pm-9:30pm 2nd ASB Meeting
December 5 8:00pm-9:30pm 3rd ASB Meeting
February 6 8:00pm-9:30pm 4th ASB Meeting
February 20 8:00pm-9:30pm 5th ASB Meeting
February 22 6:00pm-9:00pm ASB Trivia Night Fundraiser
March 6 8:00pm-9:30pm 6th ASB Meeting
March 7 12:00pm Final ASB Payment Due
March 19 8:00pm-9:30pm 7th Meeting
March 22 ASB Trips Depart!
March 29 ASB Trips Return
2013-2014 Trip Blog
Read about the experiences from ASB from the 2013-2014 year here: www.uwosh.edu/deptblogs/asb/
Safety and Security Information
Waivers & contact information on site & at university
Emergency contact information sent to parents
Agency contact number sent to parents
Flight information shared
All lodging at secure locations, places to keep valuables
Copies of passports kept
Emergency travel insurance purchased
Registered with US Embassies in countries
Travel agent & university watch for international concerns
Emergency phone is provided
2013-2014 ASB Trips
New York - Diversity & Inclusion: Cost $850
As students travel to New York on this diversity and inclusion trip, they will volunteer with God's Love We Deliver and Gay Men's Health Club. God's Love is the tri-state area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Students here will help with cooking, preparing and delivering meals to all of NYC's boroughs. Check out their website at www.glwd.org.
Gay Men's Health Club is the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, they understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all.
Washington DC - Hunger and Homelessness: Cost $650
The purpose of the ASB trip to Washington DC is to provide student with a chance to experience poverty firsthand. Students will have an opportunity to be engaged with people currently struggling with homelessness and agencies that provide aid to those individuals.
Focus: Hunger and Homelessness
• Father McKenna Center: http://www.fathermckennacenter.org/index.php
•Rachael's Women's Center: http://www.rachaels.org/template/index.cfm
•Capital Area Food Bank: http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org
International Trip: Guatemala - Sustainability: Cost $1,700
Focus: Third World Economic Development
As Green As It Gets: www.asgreenasitgets.org/
International Trip: Honduras - Leadership development through service and youth education: Cost $1,560
On this trip to Honduras students will be working with the non-profit Organization for Youth Empowerment - OYE Honduras. OYE’s mission as a community-based, youth-led organization is to develop the leadership and capacity of at-risk Honduran youth who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. OYE’s integrated development approach combines formal education, youth capacity building, and community engagement to inspire and equip young people with the awareness and skills they need to take control of their lives. In Honduras, primary education is free and obligatory for every child between the ages of seven and fourteen, but the associated transportation costs and income-loss to the household when a child is in school is often too much for families to bear, resulting in children who are forced to drop out of school and are thus unable to complete their “obligatory” education. OYE works to increase the number of students completing their education. In one week volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including political, social and regional awareness seminars, visits to local schools, nutrition centers for infants, orphanages and collaborations with local grassroots youth development efforts.
Transportation to/from airport, on site
Airline ticket or Vans
International Trip & Medical Insurance (Guatemala, Honduras)
Does Not Cover:
Snacks or Travel meals
Immunizations/Passport (Guatemala, Honduras)