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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 5-12, 2019 

Appplications for Winter Break 2019 trips are now closed. The application for Spring Break 2019 trips is due November 2nd and can be found below.

Winter trip social issues and community partners: 

Disaster Relief: SBP- New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Public Health: Project C.U.R.E., Nashville, Tennessee

Justice System: Wings For Life, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gender and Sexuality: AIDS Services of Dallas, Dallas, Texas (In partnership with UNT Pride Alliance, open to all students)

People with Disabilities: The Little Light House, Tulsa, Oklahoma

ASB Spring Trip dates: March 9-16, 2019

Applications for Spring Break are now open! Applications for Spring Break trips are due November 2nd, 2018.

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

Environment and Sustainability: Green Light New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Youth and Education: Camp Fire, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Urban Poverty and Community Development: Mission St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (In partnership with the UNT Multicultural Center, open to all students)

Hurricane Harvey Relief: SBP- Houston, Houston, Texas

Youth and Foster Care: Pepper's Ranch, Guthrie, Oklahoma (In partnership with the UNT Office of Greek Life, open to members of social greek organizations only)

Immigration: LUPE, San Juan, Texas (In partnership with the UNT Multicultural Center, open to all students)

Native American Communities: Cherokee Nation Early Childhood Unit, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

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

Human Trafficking: Hope Rising, Chappell Hill, Texas

Animal Welfare: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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