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Although Alternative Spring Break (ASB) has been a program on the UW-Superior campus for several years; this is the first year it has been recognized as a student organization since 2007! The group works with Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge affiliates and spends the spring break week traveling and enriching the lives of those less fortunate.
The group, headed by student president Jasmyn Marten and faculty advisor Olivia Seifert, has previously traveled to Mississipi, Montana, Colorado, Maine and Texas. This year they are headed to Oak Ridge Tennessee and will likely be part of the A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) program which assists owner-occupied, low-income families with repairs to help maintain property value.
Jessica Hosey, who is an ASB member for the second year says she enjoys the program because she gets to help other people, and at the same time gets to know them. Originally having joined to "pay it forward" to others, Hosey recognizes there are many reasons people have joined the group. "I believe that each one of us has different reasons for joining, but we all have a similar goal which is to help us become well rounded human beings."
The ASB group currently has eight members signed up for this years' trip in March, five of which are returning from 2013. With a capacity of 10 members there are still two open spots for students to sign up! The cost for the trip is $200 per person and the group will also collectively be running a fundraiser to offset some travel costs. Possible tasks for the week include: siding, landscaping, painting, and accessibility ramp, window, and floor repair/instillation. If you are interested in joining ASB for the March 2014 trip, contact Jasmyn Marten .
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