Appalachia Service Project’s College Programs connect young adults across the United States with opportunities to enact change in collegiate communities and engage with the Appalachian region through advocacy and service, all while equipping students with skills of leadership, entrepreneurship, management, organization and service. College Programs include ASP-affiliated Campus Chapters, college-oriented fall, winter, and spring Immersion Break trips with our Year-Round Program, and advocacy for Central Appalachia, the issue of substandard housing, and the need for volunteer service.
Appalachia Service Project’s College Programs connect young adults across the United States with opportunities to enact change in both their collegiate communities and the Central Appalachian region through advocacy, education, and service, all while equipping students with skills of leadership, entrepreneurship, management, and organization.
Appalachia Service Project’s Campus Programs seek to provide young adults with a chance to experience ASP’s transformational mission trips, and to share the mission of ASP with their surrounding collegiate community. ASP currently has 12 registered on-campus affiliates across the country and are growing rapidly.
Appalachia Service Project’s Immersion Breaks provide college students the opportunity to spend their time away from campus in an impactful and purposeful way with our Year-Round home repair programs throughout Central Appalachia for Fall, Winter and Spring Breaks that will truly make a difference.
Students that serve with ASP will do more than just construction; they will also connect with and learn about the Appalachian community they are serving in and will be part of a long-term effort to eradicate substandard housing in the region. Students will arrive on Sunday afternoon or evening, and depart the following Saturday morning. Students will also be engaging in programing each evening to discuss, learn and engage with the issues of social justice, poverty alleviation, and addressing substandard housing. Immersion Breaks with ASP focus on pairing service with thoughtful reflection. We seek to inspire college students to find a love of service by discovering where their gifts and talents intersect the existing needs in the world. All backgrounds and points of view are welcome.
Learn more about taking a trip with ASP here.