Alternative Spring Break provides students with the opportunity to work on service oriented projects with community based organizations over the course of their spring break. Through the program, students learn about different social issues such as poverty, immigration, homelessness, and inequality by engaging themselves directly with the work of organizations that address these challenges.
Alternative Spring Break Application
Alternative Spring Break is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement. The mission of the center is to “encourage students, faculty, and staff to become active citizens involved in their communities by providing opportunities and resources to engage in service oriented community activities.” The ASB program allows students to use their time during Spring Break to serve others and work toward community change.
Transportation, food, and lodging are included in the cost of registration for each ASB trip. Students are expected to cover a portion of the trip, and scholarships are available through the Center for Civic Engagement for those with financial need. Other costs such as entertainment, tourist attractions, or souvenirs will be at the student’s responsibility and at their discretion.
Students should pack lightly. Each participant will be allowed one piece of luggage the size of an airline carry on (14 inches x 9 inches x 22 inches) plus one personal item such as a purse or backpack.
As representatives of LSC Kingwood, students will be expected to follow all regulations in the LSC Student Handbook in addition the expectations and responsibilities described in this application.
Civic Engagement Conference
Nov. 6, 2015 10am - Nov. 7 2015 4pm
Lone Star College - University Park