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Break A Difference coordinates Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs in various cities across the United States. ASB is an immersive week of service program for young adults and students to serve communities by volunteering during their spring breaks. Break A Difference partners with United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other local nonprofits to provide meaningful and impactful service projects. Break A Difference coordinates everything from meals and local transportation to service projects and housing which makes the ASB program extremely cost effective and meaningful to volunteers and those served.

 

2015 Dates
March 1 thru March 7
March 8 thru March 14
March 15 thru March 21
March 22 thru March 28
Dates vary per location, but most locations are available for all four weeks of March.

Locations
We have various locations and mission focuses in the following regions:

  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • West

See all locations listed below

 

Cost
$395 per participant (personal fundraising websites available)

Cost includes the following:
• 3 Meals per day

• Housing
• Local transportation to and from service sites
• Local transportation to and from local transportation hubs during arrival & departure
• Project supplies
• Team building & reflection activities
• Excursions to nearby attractions

NOTE: Each participant is responsible for their own travel to and from ASB cities (i.e. airplane, train, bus, driving, etc)

Groups
We engage individuals, school groups, student groups, and any other organized groups in all of our Alternative Spring Break programs. For more information, please email us at ASB@breakadifference.org.

 

Reserve your spot for today by placing a $50 deposit here!

 

2015 ASB Locations Details
We will be updating locations over the next few weeks, in the meantime, please signup for any of the locations below!

 

NORTHEAST

ASB Baltimore, MD    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Understanding poverty and increasing access to supportive services are the best means to reduce homelessness. Break’rs staff food banks, upgrade transitional housing facilities and help maintain shelters.


ASB Jersey Shore, NJ    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
More than two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, hundreds of families remain displaced. Led by trained site supervisors, Break’rs will perform basic construction such as hanging drywall, insulating and painting homes to help families return home. A ferry ride to New York City allows everyone to get a taste of the Big Apple.


ASB Newark, NJ    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and other philanthropists have dedicated millions of dollars to transform the educational experience for Newark youth. Break’rs provide enrichment services in after-school computer labs, arts & crafts, homework help and physical education programming. In addition, a trip to New York City allows everyone to get a taste of the Big Apple.


ASB New York City, NY    |    Make a $50 deposit today to reserve your spot here!
Volunteers will assist at various agencies dedicated to preventing homelessness and reducing poverty. Moving beyond the standard tourist sections, Break’rs will explore a bit of what it takes to make ends meet in the nation’s largest city.


ASB Washington, DC    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Homework help, arts & crafts programming and leading athletic activities are ways in which Break’rs take programming at after-school sites to the next level. Trips to the Capitol and national monuments build on the volunteer experience.

 

SOUTHEAST

ASB Fort Lauderdale, FL    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
30,000,000 words. That’s how many more words affluent children have heard by the time they are 3 years old than their lower income peers. Playground make-overs, creating literacy kits, and reading to children help to eliminate some of that gap.


ASB New Orleans, LA    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Over the last decade, as New Orleans has rebuilt after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, an array of initiatives have developed not only to replace what was lost, but to build some of the supports that didn’t exist prior. ASB participants may help with urban gardens, youth development programs and environmental projects that help families keep more of their earnings while also reducing their carbon footprint.

 

MIDWEST

None as of yet, planning programs for 2016

 

SOUTHWEST

ASB Fort Worth, TX    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Nearly 1 in 4 residents of Fort Worth lives in poverty. Tutoring, Academic enrichment and coaching provided through ASB won’t eliminate poverty in North Texas, but it is certainly an additional tool to help them succeed. Break’rs will infuse new programs into the daily schedule at Boys & Girls Clubs.
[NOTE: During the week of March 8-14, Break’rs will help operate a full day camp every day as schools are closed for their Spring Break.]


ASB Killen-Fort Hood, TX    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
The world’s largest military base is the core of this Central Texas community. Military service impacts families in unique ways. This ASB will focus not only on providing direct services to military-connected children, but also to increasing volunteers’ understanding of the challenges and benefits military service provides to families.
[NOTE: During the week of March 15-21, Break’rs will help operate a full day camp every day as schools are closed for their Spring Break.]


ASB Tucson, AZ    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Six Boys & Girls Clubs serve the diverse populations that make up Tucson, including one on the Pascua Yaqui reservation. Break’rs will infuse enriched programming into each of these clubs to promote positive youth development. Hiking and visits to Tucson’s historic downtown further enhance volunteers’ experience.
[NOTE: During the week of March 15-21, Break’rs will help operate a full day camp every day as schools are closed for their Spring Break.]

 

WEST

ASB San Diego, CA    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Break’rs will focus on environmental and human service initiatives to provide the basic building blocks for a good life. With 1 in 3 San Diego households earning too little to make ends meet, Break’rs have the potential to have an incredible impact.


ASB San Francisco Bay Area, CA    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Beyond the Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square, the Bay Area boasts a series of rich, diverse communities. Youth development activities led by Break’rs will enrich learning for youth. Side trips to the Pacific Coast and into San Francisco enhance this ASB.


ASB Seattle, WA    |    Make a $50 deposit today & reserve your spot here!
Meeting people’s basic needs will be the focus of the ASB in Seattle. Whether preventing homelessness or improving the quality of affordable child care, Break’rs will bolster the efforts of some of the Pacific Northwest’s strongest nonprofit organizations.