Spring Break Domestic Programs: Special Interest

Below are sample ASE programs. Stay tuned for more details on ASEs taking place in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Empowering Refugees

This inspiring non-profit agency is committed to providing protection and services to refugees, creating a welcoming home and community. Volunteers will be able to engage with individuals from all over the world. Experience an authentic cultural exchange while volunteering on this program!

Peer Leaders: TBD


Care For Our Community 

Join us for the pilot year in a new and incredibly meaningful program. As we make efforts to serve populations around the globe, it is essential to understand the social justice issues affecting the populations in which we live. This program will serve agencies throughout Watauga County addressing issues of poverty, health concerns, environmental preservation, special needs populations, and much more.

Peer Leaders: TBD


Outdoor Opportunities

Learn and serve with at-risk children and teens. We will be working at Camp Evergreen, where many kids attend summer camp, so be ready for games and lots of laughter in the beautiful outdoors!

Peer Leaders: TBD


Fighting Stigma 

With approximately 50,000 new cases of HIV in the United States each year, it's time we start talking. Join our program as we educate ourselves on HIV/AIDS, the resource disparities faced by certain demographics who are combatingthe infection, and the stigmas that the HIV/Aids community face often preventing these important conversations. Learning alongside The Jerusalem House, a permanent housing facility for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and Someone Cares Inc., we are excited for a week of immersion into action, advocacy, and education.

Peer Leaders: TBD


Bridging The Gap 

Project Bridge provides transitional services to youth ages 11-21 reintegrating back to their home communities from juvenile justice residential commitment programs. Through an innovative collaboration of organizations, Project Bridge provides educational, mentoring, vocational and transportation services to help these youth achieve stable and successful lives and avoid re-entry into the criminal justice system.

Peer Leaders: TBD

Contact Us

138 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2545
Fax: (828) 262-8078

Heather Jo Mashburn

Assistant Director, ACT

Amanda Scuderi
Graduate Assistant

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