“You’ve got to go there to know there.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
In 2008, the University of Kentucky Alternative Service Breaks program was developed as a part of the national movement to involve college students in community-based service projects.
Break Away seeks to use alternative breaks as a springboard into lifelong active citizenship, where the community becomes a priority in an individual’s life decisions. Likewise, the UK ASB program aims to engage students in strong direct service to the community, through which students reflect upon complex social issues, and develop the knowledge and skills to take further action.
During the past few years, UK ASB has continued to grow, expanding from 3 service immersions offered during the program’s first year to offering numerous service immersions, spanning UK’s Weekends, Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks.
As the UK ASB program continues to grow, it succeeds at engaging more UK students in the national alternative breaks movement!