UDaB: UD Alternative Breaks Program

Mission: The University of Delaware Alternative Break (UDaB) program immerses student-led teams in direct service and experiential learning with community organizations to increase knowledge of social justice issues and encourage life-long active citizenship.

Vision: UDaB's vision is an alternative break program, available to students of all backgrounds and incomes, that sends out a variety of issue-based service learning experiences during the course of university recess periods, including spring and winter breaks. UDaB strives to be accessible to all university students as both a facilitator of these break trips and as an advisor for other student groups that would like to plan, participate in, and reflect on service.

History: UDaB began in 2010 and piloted its first program during the 2011 Spring Break. In that first year, 92 student participants and 12 student leaders traveled to five communities to pursue service projects related to homelessness, food scarcity, disaster relief, outdoor education for urban youth, and trail-building in a national forest.

During this past spring of 2013, UDaB sent 152 participants on five alternative spring break trips. Students completed 5365 service hours that week and helped five communities in need. Highlights from these trips are commemorated in the UDaB 2013 video.

UDaB has been the recipient of support from the families and friends of participants, and through a generous grant from the UD Alumni Association. The program is grateful for all of the support from the university community and the contributions from donors.

Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars has awarded UDaB a $2000 grant to fund the Urban Environment trip! 

 

2014 UDaB LEADERSHIP APPLICATION for Site Leaders and Executive Board 2014-2015 IS NOW OPEN:

APPLY HERE: UDaB Leadership Application 2014 You must be logged into your UD email account to access.