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SUNY New Paltz Alternative Spring Break ~ A week of leadership, teambuilding, and making a difference in the community through volunteerism

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Alternative Spring Break 2017

Alternative Spring Break 2017
Give Where You Live: New Paltz, NY
Friday, March 17th 5 p.m. through Thursday March 23rd 5 p.m.
**Application deadline: December 9th**
A week of leadership, teambuilding, and making a difference in the community through volunteerism.

For an application and additional information, go to: http://www.newpaltz.edu/careers

Questions? Contact Erica Wagner, Service Learning Coordinator   Career Resource Center, HUM 105
845-257-3266 or wagnere@newpaltz.edu

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ASB 2016 Recap

The State University of New York at New Paltz hosted its 6th annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program from March 18 through 24, 2016.  Ten students, including three students from ASB 2015 returning as Peer Mentors, were chosen from a pool of applicants to participate in leadership activities and to serve on 9 different projects during their break.  In total, the group completed 500 hours of leadership and volunteer activities in the Mid-Hudson Valley community. 

 

The students held a donation drive at Stop & Shop in New Paltz  to collect donations for Chiz’s Heart Street  in Kingston, NY. In three hours, the students collected 153 items and $385.86.  In addition to these collections, the group also volunteered with Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, Chiz’s Heart Street, Lisa Libraries, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Scenic Hudson, The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Phillies Bridge Farm Project, and made blankets for Chiz’s Heart Street.

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Meet the ASB 2017 Mentors!

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Junior, Sociology (Human Services) and Psychology
ASB 2016

“Alternative Spring Break (is) an extremely inspiring experience because you get to see just how many people in the Hudson Valley are dedicated to helping others and how other students selected have the same core value of helping others, no matter what their future career paths may be.”

Rachel Pierson
Senior, Sociology (Human Services) with minors in Business and Psychology
ASB 2014

” (ASB) is a life-altering experience and allowed me to discover my true calling and passion for service. What is amazing about this particular program is that it’s extremely diverse, and there is going to be something for everyone. The sites are all local, so they will get to know the area they are going to college in on a level they wouldn’t otherwise experience.”

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The State University of New York at New Paltz hosted its fifth annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program from March 13 through 19, 2015.  Fourteen students, including three students  from ASB 2014 returning as Peer Mentors, were chosen from a pool of applicants to participate in leadership activities and to volunteer with seven different organizations during their break.  In total, the group completed 700 hours of leadership and volunteer activities in the Mid-Hudson Valley community.

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Meet the 2016 ASB Mentors

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Liz
Sophomore, Management & Marketing

“(ASB is) one of the greatest weeks of your life! You get to learn and experience so many things. You become more aware of the world around you. One of the things is that you meet like-minded people; some that have actually done many volunteer services before that will open up the community of service around you. This is a great place to get started in volunteering as a student, as well as a great way to develop leadership ad teamwork skills that will take you through your professional life.”

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Yuan
Sophomore, Graphic Design

“ASB is awesome. It’s a program that is way more than its description. Our group focuses on volunteering and the community, but there is so much more to the program. If you dive in and embrace all of it, it becomes one of those corny “life changing” experiences. ASB is hard to put into words; you’ve got to experience it to really know it.”

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Giselle
Senior, Communication Disorders

“What I tabled for ASB at the Volunteer Fair, at first, I struggled to put the ASB experience into words. I then realized that actual words will never do this experience justice. It was the smile on my face, the extreme excitement in my voice, and the glow in my eyes that expressed just how much this program impacted me, and continues to impact me every day. I always tell others ‘Do it! You won’t regret this unforgettable experience. Take my word for it.'”

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Meet the ASB 2015 Mentors

Sarah, ASB 2015 Mentor

Sarah
Senior
Communication Disorders
“The most important thing I’ll take from this experience is the new group of wonderful friends I made. However, that is closely followed by the realization that simple actions really can make a difference in other peoples’ lives. I’m going to make more of a conscious effort from now on, to pay it forward whenever I can.”

Nicole, ASB 2015 Mentor

Nicole
Sophomore
English/Creative Writing

“I would have to say that the most important thing that I have learned from this experience is that leaders do not have to fit one kind of mold, just like how there is not one “cookie cutter” New Paltz student. There were a variety of personalities in this group, and it was incredible to see how easily we were able to mesh together and create a really strong bond with one another in a few days. Though we all had our respective leadership styles, we were able to work together and accomplish a lot of volunteer work at the sites we visited, and that was incredible to me.”

Mike, ASB 2015 Mentor

Mike
Sophomore
Adolescence Education, Social Studies

“Alternative Spring Break was the precursor to every leadership achievement I have had since then. It was my first instance of any sort of professional or volunteer experience and… it helped me realize my leadership potential and realize I can do something good and I can make a difference in the world.”

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Alternative Spring Break 2014 Photos

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

ASB 2014 at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

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ASB 2014 creating therapy dolls for a children's hospital

ASB 2014 creating therapy dolls for a children’s hospital

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at Scenic Hudson

ASB 2014 at People's Place

ASB 2014 at People’s Place

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ASB 2014 at People's Place

ASB 2014 at People’s Place

ASB 2014 at People's Place

ASB 2014 at People’s Place

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ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at People's Place

ASB 2014 at People’s Place

ASB 2014 at People's Place

ASB 2014 at People’s Place

ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption

ASB 2014 at Stop & Shop collecting for Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption and People's Place Food Pantry

ASB 2014 at Stop & Shop collecting for Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption and People’s Place Food Pantry

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Victoria G., Senior, Communication Disorders "This was an amazing experience I will remember forever.  I saw a whole other side of Ulster County that I've never seen before. I really felt important and needed in my community."

Victoria G., Senior, Communication Disorders
“This was an amazing experience I will remember forever. I saw a whole other side of Ulster County that I’ve never seen before. I really felt important and needed in my community.”

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ASB 2013 in review

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