What is Alternative Spring Break (ASB)?

It's a chance to get your hands dirty and spend your break in service to the community rather than on the beach or the couch. You'll be part of a team in an intense setting somewhere in the U.S., working directly with members of communities that face specific challenges. You might build shelters for individuals who have nowhere to live, help restore endangered natural resources, or connect with youth in need of mentoring. You'll gain knowledge about specific issues facing our neighbors, and enrich your life with the satisfaction that comes from enriching the lives of others and the world around us.

You can expect a thoughtful and well-crafted experience from all our Alternative Spring Break trips.

Direct Service and Engagement Education Team Building Orientation
Personal and Group Reflection Training Substance-free Diversity

ASB 2019: Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Interested in making a difference in a community that really needs your help? Consider applying for the ASB 2019 experience where Waubonsee students will travel together to Houston, TX to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Below are some quick points of information. The Information Packet has much more detailed information about the ASB 2019 experience. 

  • Location: Houston, TX 
  • When: March 17 - 23
  • What: Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Most likely rebuilding homes that were destroyed. 
  • Cost: Up to $200 per student but fundraising efforts often bring the cost down to $50 or less.

Applications are due on Friday, November 9. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Student Life at 630-466-2369, or stop by the Student Life office in Student Center 126.


Check out the blog from the 2019 ASB experience to learn more about what it was like to spend a week with Hearts and Hands in Texas.



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Visit Student Life on the Sugar Grove Campus in the Student Center, Room 126
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(630) 466-2369

Learn more about the Alternative Spring Break Program


Meg Junk in Student Life, STC 126
(630) 466-6608.