Alternative Service Experience

ASR LogoAlternative Service Experience (ASE) is a program that takes teams of students to a service site and promotes community building and engagement beyond our local Decatur community. ASE is a fun and meaningful way for students to spend their breaks and long weekends. In addition to working on a service project, each team takes part in education, social justice and teambuilding training sessions prior to departure.

Agnes Scott College is a proud member of Break Away, a national nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs through training, assisting, and connecting campuses and communities.

2018-2019 Experiences

Fall Break:  October 10-13, 2018 - Water is Life: Racial Justice and Water Defenders

Spring Break: March 10-16, 2018 - Topics TBD



Past Trips

  • Baton Rouge, LA - Freedom for All: Human Trafficking, Racial Justice, and Homelessness (with Youth Oasis and Diversity House)
  • Attapulgus, GA - An Elephant Never Forgets: Colonialism, Environmental Justice, and Animal Rights (with Elephant Refuge North America)
  • Atlanta, GA - Lost & Found: Examining the LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness Epidemic (with Lost-n-Found Youth)
  • Washington, DC - Complexities of Wealth in America: Homelessness, Inequality, and Intersectionality (with the National Coalition for the Homeless)
  • Asheville, NC - Sustainable Agriculture through Applied Technology (with Long Branch Environmental Education Center)
  • New Orleans, LA - Katrina 10 Years Later: Gentrification, Education and Employment (with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans)
  • Nashville, TN - Mending Hearts Rehabilitation Program
  • Selma, AL – The Freedom Foundation
  • Marietta, GA – Stop Hunger Now
  • Natchez, MS – Natchez Children’s Home Services
  • New Orleans, LA – Habitat for Humanity