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Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

Shepherd University Alternative Break Programs

Alternative Spring Break is an annual initiative for students to engage in a week-long service program to help rebuild Appalachia! If you, or any peer, student, or group would be interested in participating please contact Danielle Stephenson at

Learning Outcomes

After participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program, students who are successful will be able to:

  1. Advocate for social change through service by the end of Alternative Spring Break;
  2. Apply leadership skills to analyze the impacts of poverty, specifically in Appalachia;
  3. Conceptualize the importance of active citizenship through serving communities different than the students own community;
  4. Develop both passive and active leadership skills that can be applied to academic, social, and personal life situations.

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