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.
Plans and schedule for Spring 2020 are underway!
Continuing King's Legacy from our Spring 2019 day of service.
Participants traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina on February 23 to serve alongside agencies in the area that work to continue Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision and work and visited the International Civil Rights Museum. Greensboro is a city that is known for its rich history in the civil rights movement. Participants dove deep into the history of civil rights, especially locally in North Carolina, and discussed the current day struggles that persist.
Everyone worked alongside Peacehaven Community Farm. Peacehaven Community Farm is a sustainable farm located on 89 acres of organic gardens, rolling pastures, and lush woodlands that connects people with special needs to their community. Their core values are community, relationships, and growth, which are achieved by connecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the larger community. This is done through shared living and the work of managing a sustainable farm.
The cost was $15 and included transportation and meals, which is a great value for a one day experience of giving back to our community. Look for details later this year from our Peer Leaders who will coordinate this year's program.
*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.