LTU Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an organization that lends hands to communities in need across the US. It is a trip where a group of students (usually 10-12 per trip) engage in volunteer service, typically for a week. Students work together on service projects during the day and have free time or group activities at night. Some of the types of projects are fighting against homelessness, education reform and many others. They stay in housing options that are rented or provided by the local community, such as churches or hostels and prepare all of their own meals. We are looking for enthusiastic leaders who are truly committed to volunteerism and service.
Alternative breaks challenge students to critically think and react to problems faced by members of the communities they are involved with. Being immersed in diverse environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way.
2014 Alternative Spring Break
The 2014 Alternative Sprig Break trip will be in the home of the most famous food and Mardi Gras, New Orleans!
ASB is teaming up with Camp Restore to provide our volunteers with the best experience possible. Camp Restore is an organization that is dedicated to restoring faith, homes, and the community through prayer, volunteering and financial support in New Orleans. Camp Restore will provide ASB volunteers with Housing, Meals, project coordination and many other helpful things.
The projects that we will be focusing on will be in one of two areas community or construction. The construction projects will consist of rebuilding homes damaged by Katrina Floodwaters BY painting, dry walling, and flooring. Although many of the homes have been rebuilt, there are still a few homes that need work done.
The community projects include human care, environmental, and service. Human care projects will give volunteers the opportunity to meet people from New Orleans, share stories, and learn about the culture of the city. The environmental projects include working on the sites of plantation houses, battlegrounds, other sites in need of grass harvesting, plant removal, and working in the vegetable garden. Service projects include assisting small mission groups dedicated to the rebuilding of New Orleans.
For Info or an Application:
CONTACT: Mashia Kellum (248)943-8800
CONTACT: Elton Tate (313)570-4674
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Past Alternative Spring Break Programs
2013: ASB in NYC
2012: "Serve the D" in Detroit, MI
2011: Working to end domestic violence in Grayling, MI
2010: Fighting homelessness in Goshen, IN