Student Life

Alternative Spring Break


What is Alternative Spring Break?

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a program that gives students the opportunity to take part in a service project during their scheduled spring break. The ASB program encourages active citizenship by providing service opportunities addressing issues within the community, and providing support to our community partners.

ASB offers students the opportunity to attend trips with a site facilitator to experience a unique hands-on opportunity to make a difference in various communities and the lives of countless individuals.

Visit the Alternative Spring Break page on HuskySync and get involved today!

Mission Statement
The mission of Alternative Spring Break is to encourage students to use time outside of the University to be an active participant in the local community, and addressing issues in social justice, while providing support to make a difference.
Learning Objectives
Students will reach the following objectives in participating with Alternative Spring Break.
  • Students will gain exposure to the community partners and engagement promoted by the University of Washington – Bothell
  • Students will provide service for the community, while learning about the social justice issues which created the need for these organizations.
  • Students will be introduced to other options for future projects, as well as obtaining the resources necessary to participate in individual opportunities with the partners.

Past ASB Sites:

  • Food Lifeline (Shoreline) – Sort and repackage food for distribution
    Food Lifeline is a great community food bank warehouse, which distributes food to all of Western Washington.
  • Camp Korey (Carnation): Outdoor help, cleaning property, gardening, building
    Their mission is to honor the courage, strength, and determination of children living with serious and life-altering medical conditions and their families.
  • Northshore Wranglers (Bothell): Participating in activities with disabled persons
    Northshore Wranglers Special Recreation & Community Inclusion Program offers year-round and ongoing specialized and inclusive activities for individuals of all ages with intellectual, cognitive & developmental disabilities.
  • HANG-TIME - Local Junior High Mentoring Project (Bothell):
    Spending time with students at Hang-Time, a free after-school program which helps with homework and has entertaining activities (dodgeball, art projects, computer time, etc).