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Northwest Missouri State University

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Alternative Spring Break

In 2007, ASB became a university recognized organization.  The ASB program consists of 30 Northwest students dedicated to donating their spring break to various projects each year.  ASB operates on a 3-year rotation, with projects geared toward the following themes: Environmental, Disaster Relief, and Humanitarianism.  Previous Projects have included:

The goal for the ASB organization is to progressively improve the experience of true service-learning for Northwest students and successfully incorporate classroom learning in real world situations.  Students will encounter difficult circumstances that place them outside their comfort zone, as volunteerism frequently requires willingness to benefit others, regardless of personal apprehension.  Volunteering gives students the opportunity to meet new friends, network, and make a difference in someone's life. 


The Students that participate in ASB pay for the majority of the cost of their trip through fundraising they do both independently and as a team.  Some of the fundraisers include Burger King Night,chocolate bar sales, encore valet parking, and donation letters.  Fundraising is an essential part to our program and we thank all who have supported the ASB mission.