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Alternative Spring Break Returns in 2013!
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is returning to South Mississippi for a seventh year! ASB is an annual program hosted by United Way of South Mississippi and supported by United Way Worldwide, which brings together college and university students from all across the country to advance the common good, reach out a hand to one and influence the condition of all.
2,500 students have traded in their swim suits for tool belts, and participated in Alternative Spring Break in dozens of communities across the country for the last 7 years.
More than 77,000 hours of volunteer service have been contributed.
In 2011 alone, nearly 500 students provided 13,500 hours of service valued at more than $288,300.
In 2012, 58 students from 30 colleges in 23 states arrived in South Mississippi to spend the week serving with local agencies including Boys and Girls Clubs, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Youth Build, Salvation Army, Hope CDA, and the Land Trust of Gulf Coast Mississippi.
2,900 volunteers hours were contributed over the course of the week donating $62,000 worth of hard work back to the community.
Want to see what ASB is all about? This video says it all!