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UD Alternative Breaks Program (UDaB) information sessions for 2018 Spring Break

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UD Alternative Breaks Program (UDaB) information sessions for 2018 Spring Break

The University of Delaware Alternative Breaks Program (UDaB) is searching for students who want to spend their Spring Break in an unconventional way -- by giving back to communities around the United States.

This spring, the student-run and student-led organization will offer a record 25 programs across the East Coast of the U.S. in locations ranging from rural Appalachia and the Chesapeake Bay to urban sites in Boston, Detroit and Nashville, among many others.

Programs will address, among other issues, rural and urban poverty, immigration acculturation and promote environmental stewardship, autism acceptance and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

“Aside from showing me how to take on a critical lens towards social justice, which is first and foremost in my growth as an active citizen, UDaB has strengthened my ability to wonder,” said Rebecca Robbins, a UDaB site leader trainer. “Instead of judging and assuming what I know to be true around me...UDaB invites us to ask questions and dig a bit deeper to the root.”

During UDaB’s annual fall “Promo Week,” representatives of the organization will present a series of information sessions and events to be held on:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the George Read North Lounge;

  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, noon to 2:30 p.m., Info Table on the Trabant Patio

  • Thursday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Gore Hall, room 103;

  • Sunday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. in the Harrington Lounge.

  • Monday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Redding Complex Lounge

All UD students are invited to drop in.

"I have found a home and purpose through UDaB,” reflected Brendan Hickey, UDaB’s program coordinator. “It's inspiring to work with a group of people who care so much and are so passionate about making a difference in their communities and in the world. UDaB has been the defining experience of my time at UD and I highly encourage everyone to apply."

The deadline to apply for 2018 Spring Break Programs is Monday, Oct. 9 at midnight.

Those who cannot attend an information session, but are interested in learning more, are welcome to visit the UDaB website or contact bluehenbreaks@udel.edu. Follow and engage on @UDaBreaks on Twitter and Instagram.

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