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Alternative Spring Break
  • What is Alternative Spring Break?

     
    Alternative spring break service opportunities at Capital University.ASB strives to move heart-felt volunteers toward becoming life-long active citizens within their own community. We do that by focusing on social injustices that affect our communities. ASB groups travel out-of-state during our Spring Break to perform service in a community that is dealing with a particular social problem. Then we come back to campus and live out what we learned on our break so we can make our own community a better place.

You can become involved by applying to be a trip participant. We are looking for Capital students who want to make a difference in their world and have fun in the process. This is an awesome and unique opportunity to take an out-of-state and alcohol/drug free trip that will change your life.

    Recent Projects

    Santiago, Dominican Republic

    Orphanage Outreach strives to provide direct service opportunities that meet the needs of the communities where we are working. Our programs aligned with our mission of providing opportunities to orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children. Our full-time on-site staff built relationships with the community to ensure we met the highest priority needs. 

    Teach Corps - English Education/Spanish Literacy

    Learning English is a pathway to educational and career opportunities. But in the rural areas where we work, there are few teachers who speak English. One of the primary missions of Orphanage Outreach is that each graduating senior in these communities is conversational in English; volunteers of all majors can make an impact teaching English. We also want to ensure that each grade school student is reading at or above grade level. Many of these children have never held a children's book. Children only attend school for half a day each day; it's difficult for teachers to focus sufficient time on reading. Spanish majors/minors can make a tremendous impact through literacy education.

    Requirements

    To be an ASB trip participant, you must 

    • be in good judicial standing with the University 
    • have and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 (for undergraduates) or 3.0 (for graduates), and 
    • be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours for undergraduates and 4 hours for graduates).  

    ASB Participant Roles/Responsibilities

    • Have an open mind & positive attitude 
    • Get to know fellow group members 
    • Attend all mandatory ASB events 
    • Attend all ASB group meetings 
    • Help with fundraisers 
    • Participate fully in service 
    • Participate fully in group activities 
    • Do small jobs to help prepare for the trip 
    • Have fun