Past Trips

ASB provides opportunities for students to travel to various locations in the US for their spring break. This maps shows everywhere we’ve been!


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2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

2014

New York, NEW YORK

Issue: Energy/Sustainability
Organization: NY Sun Works: A sustainable urban farm and environmental education center on the Hudson river
Project: Build a new roof for the greenhouse, help maintain the solar and wind energy systems and education kids on sustainability and green energy. Volunteering on the Science Barge which is a floating Hydroponic Farm. . We would also help educate kids on sustainibility and green energy
Learn more about NY Sun Works

St. Louis, MISSOURI

Issue: Special Education
Organization: Epworth Schools: An organization that provides special education services for adolescents diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, emotional disorders and/or behavioral disorders to help them successfully complete their education.
Project: Work with different classrooms throughout the week.
Learn more about the Epworth School
See photos from our past trips.

Sunrise, FLORIDA

Issue: Healthy Lifestyles
Organization: FLIPANY: An organization that works to combat obesity and promote healthy lifestyles
Project: Healthy Lifestyles Camp for disadvantaged kids (ages 8-14) that involves mountain biking, sports, healthy eating and making healthy snacks, leadership skills, environmental education, and more
Learn more about FLIPANY

Washington, DC

Issue: Refugee Assistance
Organization: Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC): An organization that assists refugees and immigrants as they reestablish new lives
Project: Week-long STEM and Career camp geared towards middle and high school aged refugee students
Learn more about the ECDC

South Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

Issue: Substance Addiction
Organization: The Gavin Foundation: A community center that runs residential programs for teens and adults recovering from substance addiction
Project: Interact with the community members in recovery through field trips and dinners as well as aid the Gavin Foundation in areas such as social media
Learn more about the Gavin Foundation

2013

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

Issue: Poverty and at-risk populations (homeless youth, chronically ill, and seniors)
Organizations: Glide Foundation, St. Anthony’s Foundation, Project Open Hand, SF Food Bank, SF Suicide Prevention, Faithful Fools Street Retreat
Project: Volunteer as a group of 8-10 at a number of organizations (work with different organization every day) that focus on helping homeless, chronically ill, and disadvantaged populations. Reflective guided tour (street retreat) of San Francisco and its disadvantaged districts on the last day.

New York, NEW YORK

Issue: Energy/Sustainability
Organization: NY Sun Works: A sustainable urban farm and environmental education center on the Hudson river
Project: Build a new roof for the greenhouse, help maintain the solar and wind energy systems and education kids on sustainability and green energy. Volunteering on the Science Barge which is a floating Hydroponic Farm. . We would also help educate kids on sustainibility and green energy
Learn more about NY Sun Works

St. Louis, MISSOURI

Issue: Special Education
Organization: Epworth Schools: An organization that provides special education services for adolescents diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, emotional disorders and/or behavioral disorders to help them successfully complete their education.
Project: Work with different classrooms throughout the week.
Learn more about Epworth School
See photos from our past trips.

Sunrise, FLORIDA

Issue: Healthy Lifestyles
Organization: FLIPANY: An organization that works to combat obesity and promote healthy lifestyles
Project: Healthy Lifestyles Camp for disadvantaged kids (ages 8-14) that involves mountain biking, sports, healthy eating and making healthy snacks, leadership skills, environmental education, and more
Learn more about FLIPANY

Eureka Springs, ARKANSAS

Issue: Wildlife Protection
Organization: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge: An organization that provides a lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “Big Cats”
Project: Working with the wildlife refuge to help take care of the animals and building a new enclosure to protect the big cats.
Learn more about Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

2012

New York, NEW YORK

Issue: Hunger/homelessness
Organization: POTS (Part of the Solution)
Project: Build a new roof for the greenhouse, help maintain the solar and wind energy systems and education kids on sustainability and green energy. Volunteering on the Science Barge which is a floating Hydroponic Farm. . We would also help educate kids on sustainibility and green energy
Learn more about POTS

St. Louis, MISSOURI

Issue: Special Education
Organization: Epworth Schools: An organization that provides special education services for adolescents diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, emotional disorders and/or behavioral disorders to help them successfully complete their education.
Project: Work with different classrooms throughout the week.
Learn more about Epworth School
See photos from our past trips.

New Orleans, LA

Issue: Disaster Relief
Organization: United Saints Recovery Project; An organization that rallies volunteers from across the country to help with the reconstruction efforts following Hurricane Katrina
Project: Work on different housing projects depending on where volunteers are needed

2011

New Orleans, LOUISIANA

Issue: Disaster Relief and Sustainability
Organization: Historic Green
Project: We worked with with Historic Green to build green homes and public spaces in parts of New Orleans damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Learn more about Historic Green

2010

San Francisco, CA

We worked with a few groups in San Francisco, including the Homeless Prenatal ProgramMeals on WheelsSan Francisco Food Bank, and the Surfrider Foundation.

2009

Tuscon, Arizona

We worked with Humane Borders offers humanitarian assistance to those in need through more than 70 emergency water stations on and near the U.S.-Mexican border.