Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Alternative Spring Break: Drivers Needed

In the past, some of my students have been involved with Alternative Spring Break. One trip in particular seems to be popular among Spanish students: going to a particular spot in Texas and informing Spanish-speaking immigrants of their rights.

I just got this e-mail, so I thought I would share it with all my University of Illinois readers:

Alternative Spring is in desperate need of drivers for this spring break. There are currently 6 (yes 6) trips that do not have enough drivers.
  • Southern Applachian Labor School (SALS) Kincaid, WV
  • Lake Metroparks Willoughby, OH
  • Horses and the Handicapped & Victory Living Coconut Creek & Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee Nashville, TN
  • People TV Atlanta, GA
That means there are 82 students hoping to go volunteer in needy communities around the U.S. but might not be able to because there aren't enough drivers. ASB is looking for 8 students/faculty/staff who are 21 or over (or will be by March 21st) and would be willing to drive a rental mini-van to one of the 6 trips with driver openings.

To learn more and to apply to be a driver, visit If you have any questions, or if financing the trip is an issue, contact us at

If you are not interested, but know someone who might be, please pass this along. There are 82 young people looking to make a difference with their spring break, and we need 8 more people to help them do that.

Thanks a million.


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