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Scenes from Alternative Spring Break


This spring break, instead of hitting the beach or binge watching Netflix, 15 Simmons students traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and built homes for very deserving families as part of Alternative Spring Break (ASB). The group framed out walls in the snow, installed hardwood flooring, and impressed everyone on the construction site with their competence with power tools!
The week leading up to the trip I was nervous about so many things: the food, the weather, the sleep situation, would I get along with these girls? All of my fears melted away once the week began! My experience with ASB was amazing. It felt so good to do something for other people who really needed the help. I can see myself volunteering with Habitat for Humanity again in the future. My confidence in using power tools has grown immensely. I am proud to say I can shelf a closet, use a nail gun, put up a wall, and so much more! I think all of us agree that were like a second family now. It's funny what a week can do. - Charlotte Crosby

asb25.jpgThe Alternative Spring Break team livin' the hard hat life!

As a senior, ASB has given me the best memories for my senior year! On this trip I had the honor of helping a family and I am so proud of what my team and I have done. It feels amazing to be a part of the ASB legacy because I know that I made a difference in someone's life. I think every Simmons student should do it. I don't think I sacrificed my Spring Break. I think this is the first time I have actually put it to good use. I feel so blessed to have been a part of ASB. - Priyal Goyal

About Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) provides students with many opportunities to participate in fun community service events throughout the Boston area. The Scott/Ross Center sponsors three different ASB programs each year: Simmons Builds, which is entirely student planned and fundraised, travels within the United States during spring break to build houses with Habitat for Humanity, The Boston Immersion provides students with many opportunities to participate in fun community service events throughout the Boston area, and the GSLIS Alternative Spring Break where students and staff help organize Boston Public School libraries. For more information on ASB for next year, contact asb@simmons.edu or stop by the Scott/Ross Center in W102.

Posted by Mary Delaney


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