Alternative Spring Break

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Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student led initiative that gives students the opportunity to take part in educational service projects during their scheduled spring break. The ASB program encourages active citizenship by providing service opportunities addressing social and environmental justice issues within the community.

ASB is created in partnership between Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research, and Recreation and Wellness


ASB Student Site Lead  2021 Applications 

Being a Student Site Leader for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an opportunity for UW Bothell students to hold a volunteer leadership position. As a site leader, you will be working with the ASB ACT Leaders to coordinate and manage one of the various service projects with UWB’s community partners that will happen during the week of Spring Break.  Qualifications include leadership ability, communication skills, and interest to learn new skills. Questions? Email ACT: uwbact@uw.edu 
Apply to be a student site lead for 2021 Programming

Student Site Lead Job Description

 

Alternative Spring Break 2021

Alternative Spring Break 2021 Event Registration 
Registration closes 3/18/21 at 12noon

Gasworks Park Clean Up  Party (In person) w/Puget Soundkeeper Alliance 

Description: Join ACT and the OWLs for an in person clean up party at Gasworks Park in Seattle! Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will provide us with clean up kits and a quick video to prepare us for our day of service.  All students must provide thier own transportation on this fieldtrip. Registration required, limited capacity.

What to bring: Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable/waterproof shoes like rain boots. Wear athletic clothing that can get wet and/or muddy. If it is sunny, consider wearing a hat and sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Participants will be required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following CDC guidelines for COVID 19 protocol during the service event. 

  • Date: Monday March 22nd, 2021
  • Time: 10am-12:30pm
  • Location:  Gasworks Park, 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

 

Viva Farms Service Project (In person)

Description: Viva Farms is a non-profit Farm Business Incubator and Training Program established in 2009. They operate two locations in Skagit County Washington, and one in King County Washington. They lower the barriers for beginning farmers, and create the opportunity for success. For the service project/feild trip students will be learning about sustainable farming practices. Activities could include: removing invasive species, making rich soil for native plants and animals, getting ready for spring crops. Registration required, limited capacity. 

Waivers: Everyone will need to sign a Viva Farms waiver ahead of time. Participants under 18 will need a guardian to sign waiver on their behalf. 

What to bring: Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable/waterproof shoes like rain boots. Wear athletic clothing that can get wet and/or muddy. If it is sunny, consider wearing a hat and sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Participants will be required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following CDC guidelines for COVID 19 protocol during the service event. 

  • Date: Wednesday March 24th, 2021
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Location:  Viva Farms -16215 140th Pl NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

 


Learning Objectives

Through civic service actions students will:

  • Gain exposure to community partners to learn about issues of environmental justice and social justice for which the organizations were created.  
  • Participate in a well thought out reflection to gain a larger understanding of the community they are impacting.  
  • Learn that service activities can be a fun way to create positive change in the local community.  
  • Be introduced to leadership opportunities in addition to creating a community within their peers across different disciplines. 

2021 Planning Committee Contacts:

Fatima Jamal
ACT Service Chair
fatimaj@uw.edu  

Shahd  Ismail
ACT Service Lead
shahdi@uw.edu  

Paris Bruner
ACT Service Lead
 brunep@uw.edu

Shauniece Drayton
Civic Engagement Program Manager
sad23@uw.edu

 

Past Projects:

2017 ASB Sites:
Youth Migrant Project
Stress-Free Sensory Music with Monroe YMCA
SAgE Farm
Kayaking Clean Up with Puget SoundKeeper Alliance

2016 ASB Sites:
Youth Migrant Project
Mountains to Sound Service-Overnight
Tulalip Tribes/NW Indian College
Threads and Treads-Northshore School District

2015 ASB Sites:
Youth Migrant Project
21 Acres & Morethana Farms
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Wetland Restoration and Cultural Exchange with Tulalip NW Indian College
Threads and Treads

2014 ASB Sites:
Camp Korey
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
21 Acres
The Tulalip Tribes Natural Resource Department
Threads and Treads

2013 ASB Sites:
Food Lifeline
Camp Korey
Northshore Wranglers
Northshore Community Schools’ HANG-TIME

2012 ASB Sites:
Camp Korey
Friends of North Creek Forest
PAWS Wildlife
Habitat for Humanity
Overnight health care trip to Ritzville

2011 ASB Sites:
Camp Korey
Vineyard Park Assisted Living
Teen Feed

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