Alternative Spring Break
ASB: Spring 2024 Update
Tentative Spring 2024 Travel Dates: March 10-16, 2024
During the spring semester, each ASB Team meets either on Tuesday or Thursday during activities period. The weekly meetings are a critical component of ASB and will prepare students to create a rich and meaningful service experience. On the service trip, groups of students are accompanied by staff and faculty members and engage in a week of service related to social justice issues such as affordable housing and poverty relief, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration, and racial justice. After the service trip, students will meet two additional times to reflect on how they can address the same critical issues they explored during spring break here in the Greater Boston community.
Past sites have included:
- Habitat for Humanity in the following cities: Bel Air, MD; Denver, CO; South Bend, IN (CAS Honors trip); Clarkesville, GA; Battle Creek, MI; Gulfport, MS; and Meridian, MS
- LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Justice: Washington, D.C.
- Racial Justice: Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD
- Students must participate in 7 pre-trip meetings and 2 post-trip meetings with their team. Meetings take place either on Tuesday or Thursday during the activities period
These meetings are a time to get to know the group, learn about social justice issues through the ASB curriculum, and receive important information regarding the trip and the communities' students will be living and volunteering in over spring break
- Students must be in good academic standing and community standards conduct with the University
Students accepted into the ASB program are required to submit a $150 non-refundable contribution to help cover program expenses such as housing, meals, and transportation. Students are responsible for baggage fees and meals during travel time (at the airport or during a van ride).
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Need-based scholarships are available to cover the $150 student contribution, and are determined on a case-by-case basis; please contact Administrative Coordinator, Mena Vollano, for details.
Suffolk staff and faculty advisors travel with each student group to serve as advisors and offer support and guidance to the group. There is no cost to staff advisors. If you are interested in applying to become a staff advisor for an Alternative Spring Break trip, please contact Administrative Coordinator, Mena Vollano.