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ABP Trip Descriptions

Students sorting foodThe Center for Leadership and Service is excited to announce six Alternative Fall Break trips and five Alternative Spring Break trips during the 2016–2017 academic year.

2016 Alternative Fall Break: Thursday, October 6–Sunday, October 9. *The per-person cost is $125.

2017 Alternative Spring Break: Sunday, March 12–Saturday, March 18. *The per-person cost is $250 for domestic driving trips.

*We strive to keep the cost of our trips affordable for students. The 2016-2017 baseline price, per participant is, $125 for AFB trips and $250 for ASB trips. The AB program reserves the right to increase fees based on unforeseen trip expenses, but will make every effort to publicize this before accepting applications.

 AB Trip Descriptions

The themes of the eleven AFB/ASB trips for 2016–2017 are:

AFB 2016 ASB 2017
Health and Wellness in Appalachia Animal Outreach
Marginalized Youth Youth Development
Accessibility Awareness Wealth Distribution Awareness
Restoration of Sub-Standard Housing Gender Identity and Modern Inequalities
Identity and Inclusion  Food Security and Justice (Participants on this trip must be Honors students.)
Reconnecting Minority Youth

See detailed program descriptions for more information.

To keep the focus of the program on service rather than location, participants do not learn the location of their trip until they have committed to the trip and attended the first trip meeting. Previous destinations have included Trelawny, Jamaica; Roanoke, Virginia; Asheville, North Carolina; Washington, DC; Louisville, Kentucky; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; New Orleans; Cincinnati; Nashville; Chicago; and more.

Teams participate in a wide variety of community service activities. Past trips have worked with organizations including the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Boys & Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, and Ronald McDonald House. Service has also been conducted at state parks, local charities, nursing homes, animal shelters, and food banks.

“This was an unforgettable experience! It helped reassure me that UT was a good fit. It now feels more like a home after the way serving together helped us develop friendships” –2014 Participant

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