Alternative Spring Break
The mission of UMaine’s Alternative Spring Break Program is to promote service on the local, regional, national and international levels through break-oriented programs which immerse students in different cultures, heighten social awareness and advocate lifelong social action. Since March 1998, we have sent groups each spring break to sites outside Maine, including South Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, New York and Washington, DC. Volunteers have built houses for low income families, worked with troubled and at-risk youth, served meals, helped organize NYC’s annual AIDS Walk, participated in an urban peace program and helped the elderly.
In addition we offer an Alternative Spring Break International program. The mission of UMaine’s Alternative Summer Break International Program is to promote service on the international level through break-oriented programs which immerse students in different cultures, heighten social awareness and advocate lifelong social action. ASBI is a new extension of the extremely successful Alternative Spring Break Program. Previous international trips have included Masaya, Nicaragua and Peru.
If you are interested in being a part of UMaine’s Alternative Spring Break/Alternative Spring Break International program or would like more information, please e-mail/call Andrea Gifford, 581-1406.
Check out the Alternative Spring Break folder on First Class.