Summer 2011 Update

7 07 2011

Thank you for visiting the Greenville, SC Alternative Spring Breaks trip blog! This blog is inactive for the time being. It will be active once again in November 2011, when the new Coordinators for this trip are hired. Feel free to browse the information on this blog to get an idea of what the trip has done in the past. If you have questions about this trip, contact the Boston University ASB Program Managers, Leif Hede-Brierley and Suchie Ravindran, at altbreak@bu.edu

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Can you guess your co-cos and chaperone?!

3 02 2010

We are so so excited to finally find out who our volunteers are! If you are one of the lucky few to get a spot on the Greenville ASB trip, you will be traveling in close quarter with 3 out of the 4 below people.

potential traveling companion 1

 

potential traveling companion 2

 

potential traveling companion 3

 


potential traveling companion 4

 

You’ll have to wait until ASB to find out!!

Music Update:

In tribute to ASB filling up in 4 minutes, we have decided that it is now a United States of ASB!!





Spice Up Your Life with ASB!!

27 01 2010

Don’t forget to register this Sunday at 8:00 am ONLINE!!!

Slam it to the left, if you’re having a good time. Shake it to the right, let me know that you feel fine. Shake it to the front! ASB Style!!!

xoxo j and a





Dinner with Dean Elmore?!: Priceless

21 01 2010

Holler to all our future volunteers!

Thanks to everyone who came to the info fair! It was great to see everyone’s excitement about Greenville.

We have had some MAYJAH developments in the past week.

Item 1:

DINNER WITH DEAN ELMORE’S FAMILY!!!!!

For one night during the week, we will be going to eat dinner with Dean Elmore’s family a few hours away from Greenville. This is a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss out on! Amazing BBQ will be served. (and don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian, there will be something for you to eat too!)

secret agent Dean Elmore

 

Item 2:

Ellis from Central Community Ministries confirmed what we will be doing for our  week of service! During the morning, half of the group will go to a soup kitchen (no waiter experience required) and the other half will go work on a remodeling project (no construction experience required). For the afternoon, we will work with the Frazee Dream Center with their after school program where we will be shaping young children’s lives. Matt and Jenny Reeves of the Frazee  Dream Center will also have us over for dinner one night to their home.

We will have a wide variety of volunteer work, all while having fun and making a difference!!!

Item 3:

Day off shenanigans (not really, but kind of).

Do you love Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams? Did the Notebook make you cry? Are you a hopeless romantic? Do you love scenic southern plantations? If you answered yes to any of the above questions (or even if you didn’t) then start to get excited!! The filming location for The Notebook is a short drive away from Greenville in Charleston, SC! Relive the love and the magic with the true loves of your life, your fellow asb volunteers!!

Music update:

We’ll be close to you you’re like our mother, close to you you’re like our father, close to you you’re like our sister close to you you’re like our brother.

And don’t forget registration: January 31, 8:00 AM ONLINE!! Be sure to get on early as our amazing, once in a lifetime trip is sure to go soon!

xoxo j and a





PARTAY IN THE A.S.B.

7 12 2009

Looking to support a great cause, and have lots of fun while doing it!! Then have we got the perfect event for you!

ASB is partnering with UNO’s Chicago Grill to help raise money for Alternative Spring Breaks.

December 13, come into UNO’s in Kenmore square anytime from 11pm-1am. Eat, drink, be merry, and print off the coupon found on the facebook event to give to your server at the end of the meal. Potentially 20% of the proceeds from the your ticket can go to support ASB! Get ready to stuff your faces with pizza, down a few drinks, or order a decadent dessert!

Music Update:

It will be a partay in the V.A.N. with Miley Cyrus all the way down to Greenville.

xoxo j and a





Welcome to Greenville where the players play!

7 12 2009

Want a chance to roll with the big boys (aka Julie and Anjali) in Greenville, South Carolina? Want to experience a variety of community service? Then this trip is for you! Don’t miss out! You will regret it.

Take a look at this video for a quick tour of the Greenville experience.

During the week, we’ll be working with the Central Community Ministry. To find out more about this great non-profit and the variety of community service work they have been involved in the past year, visit their website!

We also may be partnering with the Frazee Dream Center and working with an after school program. You can channel your inner child and make a difference in someone else’s life. Check out this short documentary to find out more about the dream center!

Music Update:

Flashback to your childhood with a classic Disney movie!


Keep following our blog as we find out more information about our exciting community service opportunity and learn more about the Greenville culture!

xoxo j and a





Your co-cos in 30 seconds or less!

1 12 2009

The lucky winners of the co-co positions for Greenville, South Carolina are……(drum roll)….Anjali Patel and Julie Frey! (roar of applause and cheers).

Anjali Patel is a Junior in SMG and is from the Arlington, Massachusetts. She loves Thai food, finds grocery shopping relaxing, and plays broomball. Watch out for her killer moves on the ice!

Julie Frey is  a Junior is COM and CAS majoring in public relations and psychology. She is from the amazing midwest state of Kansas. (Yes, I’ve met Dorthy and the Wicked Witch of the West). She loves Oprah, drinks a liter of diet pop every day (yes she says pop-not soda or coke), and owns a pair of glow in the dark feetie pajamas.

We are sooo excited to be venturing down south to Greenville, South Carolina! We hope you will join us on our epic volunteering adventure down south and get the opportunity to join in on 90s music jam sessions, intense bonding time in our 12 person van, and a peak at Julie’s feetie pajamas. Follow us as we blog about our trip’s development and to learn more about our destination!

And each week look for a music update of a great song that we will be jamming out to on the way down and could potentially become our week’s theme song!

Music Update:

You will believe in life after love after experiencing a week with us!

xoxo gossip girl (aka j and a)

Your potential bomb.com co-cos!