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What is THE ASB?
ASB is an alternative break for SUA students to perform short term volunteer service and learn about a variety of human issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment during the spring break period. The project is an opportunity for students to become involved in community-based service projects and to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom many students otherwise may have had little or no direct contact. These trips are a complete immersion into diverse environments which enable participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. The alternative break is intended to promote lifelong active global citizenship whereby the community becomes a priority in an individual's life decision.
2006 New Orleans
Destination: Louisiana (Jefferson Parish)
Purpose: Relief Work
Dates: March 13-17, 2006
2007 Tijuana, Mexico
SUA students built a two room home plus loft and out house (link to youtube)
Purpose: Home Building
Dates: March 20-24, 2007
2008 Chinle, Arizona
Destination: Chinle, Arizona
Purpose: Youth Outreach/Community Revitalization
Dates: March 17-21, 2008
SUA students traveled for nearly 10 or more hours via bus to Navajo territory in Chinle, Arizona to work with the Dine people. Students also worked with the boys and Girls Club of the Navajo nation. The volunteer work varied from physical labor to spending quality time with the children.
2009 Galveston, Texas
Destination: Galveston, Texas
Purpose: Hurricane Ike Relief Work
Dates: March 16-20, 2009