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Division of Student Affairs

Center for Leadership and Service

Alternative Service Breaks

The mission of the University of North Texas' Alternative Service Breaks Program is to raise awareness of social issues and injustices through education and intensive service learning experiences. Students are immersed in communities that will bring to the forefront social awareness and inspire lifelong action and friendships.

Alternative Service Breaks provide a variety of low cost, week long service opportunities. These opportunities not only contribute to a deeper understanding of social issues, service and community, but are often the sparks which motivate people to get involved in community service.

ASB Winter Trip dates: January 6-13, 2018

Applications for Winter Break 2018 are now closed. Spring applications are due November 3rd, 2017 and can be found below.

Winter trip social issues and community partners: 

Disaster Relief: St. Bernard's Project, New Orleans, Louisiana

Domestic and Family Violence: Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend, Alpine, Texas

Youth and Homelessness: Our House, Little Rock, Arkansas 

Immigration: LUPE, San Juan, Texas

Gender and Sexuality: Partner Information Coming Soon!, Nashville, Tennessee (In partnership with UNT Pride Alliance, open to all students)

ASB Spring Trip dates: March 10-17, 2018

Applications for Spring Break 2018 can be found here and are due on November 3, 2017

Children's Healthcare: LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Environment and Sustainability: Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, Kentucky

Youth and Education: Camp Fire Heart, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Urban Poverty and Community Development: Mission St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Youth and Foster Care: Pepper's Ranch, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Park Center and Mending Hearts, Nashville, Tennessee

Human Trafficking: Partner Information Coming Soon!

Refugee Resettlement: Something New, Clarkston, Georgia (In partnership with the UNT Multicultural Center, open to all students)

Animal Welfare: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs, Arkansas (In partnership with the UNT Office of Greek Life, open to members of social greek organizations only)

Global Poverty and Hunger: Heifer Ranch, Perryville, Arkansas

Hunger Relief: Rise Against Hunger, Kansas City, Missouri (In partnership with the UNT Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, open to all students)