The mission of the IMPACT program is to engage University of Georgia students in an affordable, week-long, substance-free, experiential service learning project that encourages an understanding of pressing social issues in a significant way. It is the goal of the organization to address community needs through direct and indirect service as well as provide students the knowledge of social issues in our own country. By providing new perspectives and hearing the stories of others, participants gain invaluable experiences that bring us together.
IMPACT, formerly Alternative Spring Break (ASB), began at UGA in 1994 with a group of students interested in spending the week of spring break engaged in community service as opposed to the more traditional past-times of college spring break. Since the beginning of the program, over 3,000 UGA students have participated in our service break trips and traveled across the United States to participate in meaningful service projects that benefit the communities in which they work. Each year the program continues to grow in size and popularity.
|Causes||General Advocacy Animals At-Risk Youth Children & Youth Community Conservation Disaster Relief Early Childhood Education General Education Environment Food Insecurity, Hunger Gender Health Homeless & Housing Human Rights Immigrants & Refugees LGBTQ+ Nutrition Older Adults Persons with Disabilities Poverty & Basic Needs Social Justice Special Needs Sustainability|
384 People | 143 Impacts | 3,125 Hours