History of ASB

In  March  of  1987,  the  Community  Service  Center  launched  the  Alternative  Breaks  Program.    Seven  volunteers  traveled  to   Boone,  North  Carolina  to  work  with  a  variety  of  human  service  agencies.    Since  then,  the  program  has  expanded,  now  allowing   hundreds  of  students  and  staff  to  spend  their  spring  breaks  volunteering  with  a  diverse  group  of  non-­‐profits  all  over  the  United   States.

ASB  trips  promote  community  service,  develop  leadership  skills,  and  create  strong  bonds  among  participants.  The  trips   allow  volunteers  to  visit  other  parts  of  the  country  and  learn  about  various  social  issues  firsthand.  ASB  helps  students  improve  the   world  around  them  while  inspiring  others  to  do  the  same.