Alternative Service Experience: Local
ASE Local allows students to visit and impact local communities in a one-day service program. Local ASEs have all of the major components of an ASE including social issue education, service and reflection packed into a one-day experience.
Below is a sample local ASE program. Stay tuned for more details on Local ASEs taking place in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Strengthening Our Region's Food System through Service, Dialogue, & Reflection
The participants of this local ASE will have the opportunity to work with the Lord's Acre Farm and Bounty & Soul. As stated on The Lord's Acre website, "using the garden as a plaform, The Lord's Acre is a visionary model of cooperation which educates and inspires people to address the many types of hunger through caring service and the growing and sharing of food." And as stated on Bounty & Soul's website, they are a "non-profit organizaion creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy, and health and wellness resources for our neighbors in need." Both agencies serve populations experiencing food insecurity, with the goals of this ASE including: learning about food insecurity, growing passion and gaining fulfillment through service, and cultivating active citizens.
- Date: April 21, 2017
- Program Fee: $10 (includes transportation & meals)
- Sign-ups: Open following Spring Break
- Peer Leaders: Victoria Redmon & Molly Campell
- Learning Partner: Laura Johnston
*Appalachian State University reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the University’s control.