Carleton University’s Alternative Spring Break program allows students to bridge the skills and knowledge acquired in class with meaningful community service over the winter break.
Students spend a year in preparation for this experience by learning about a specific topic such as poverty, human rights or environmentalism. Over the February reading week, students have an opportunity to put their knowledge into action by participating in a community-service learning experience at the national or international level.
The Alternative Spring Break program works with several partners in both national and international communities to engage in service projects around a variety of social issues. This year, the service projects students will engage in are related to the themes of education, access to clean water, environmentalism, and disaster relief.
This program comes at a cost to each student who wants to participate – about $2,000 each for national and international experience, to be exact. With your help, even more dedicated and deserving students will be able to participate this year.
Funds from this campaign will make this opportunity more accessible to students who otherwise may not have been able to afford the cost of travel-related expenses and accommodations.
Participating in this program allows students to develop as leaders, experience personal growth, work with and learn from a different community, and connect the ASB experience to their academics. Your help makes this possible. Thank you!