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Alternative Spring Break


Memphis, TN and Dallas, TX / March 14-March 21, 2015

 

October 17- Applications Due with $100 Deposit
October 20-24-Interviews (if applicable)
October 24- Applicants notified (if you are not accepted your deposit will be refunded)
December 13- Remaining Balance Due to Infomation & Tickets ($100 for Memphis, $300 for Dallas)
March 14-21-Spring Break!
*Three mandatory pre-trip meetings will be scheduled for spring semester

What will we be doing?

ASB Texas-Participants will be spending spring break volunteering with Camp Summit, a camp for adults and children with disabilities. Check it out here.  

ASB Tennessee- Participants will be spending spring break volunteering with Living Lands and Waters, an organization dedicated to cleaning America's water systems. Check it out here.

How much does it cost?

ASB Texas costs $400 and is spread over two payments. The trip cost covers transportation to and from the airport, airfare to and from Dallas, housing, breakfast, lunch and some dinners, transportation within Dallas and training and activities hosted by SIEO.

ASB Tennessee costs $200 and is spread over two payments. The trip cost covers transportation to and from Memphis, housing, breakfast, lunch and some dinners, transportation within Memphis and training and activities hosted by SIEO

The fee does not cover some dinners, meals on travel days (March 14 and 21), sovenirs, medical insurance, and entertainment while in Dallas. The groups have the option of doing group fundraising to offset the cost of out-of-pocket meals.

Scholarships are available for those who need assistance in paying the trip fee. Application found here. 

How can I find out more information?

Please contact the SIEO Service Trip Coordinator, Alanna LeClair, at sieotrip@uwsp.edu or 715-346-2260.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for ASB, please fill out the application packet and turn it in along with a check deposit of $100 (made out to UWSP) to the Information and Tickets Office no later than October 17, 2014. Selection criteria are outlined in the application packet.

A committee of students and staff will review the applications. Participants will be notified by October 24 on whether or not they have been selected.

If you are selected, the remaining balance will be due to Information and Tickets by December 13th.

If you are not selected to participate, your $100.00 deposit will be returned in full.

If you have questions about the selection process, please contact the SIEO Service Trip Coordinator at sieotrip@uwsp.edu.

What is the purpose of the pre-trip meetings?

The purposes of the meetings are three-fold:

  • Get to know the other participants before you spend a week together.
  • Explore the root causes of social issues.
  • Prepare for the service trip.

If the group chooses to fundraise to offset out-of-pocket expenses (such as dinners) the meetings will also be used to plan fundraisers.