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.
Applications for the 2021 IMPACT LOCAL Weekend Trips are open. Please go to events to sign up now! For FAQ's please scroll down.
Complete this Medical Form as part of the required forms for your IMPACT Trip.
Trip Agreement: I agree to the IMPACT Wavier 2020-2021
IMPACT LOCAL FAQ'S
Is there an application or can I just register?
- There is no application for our weekend trips. You just need to register for each trip through the event page!
Are these trips overnight?
- This semester we will be doing Athens-only trips that will allow you to go home and sleep at your own home. You may still do some in-person or zoom reflection in the evening, but you will sleep at home each night.
When do these take place?
- Each different foci takes place on a different weekend and these span throughout the spring semester. For specific dates see the event page to register or for more details.
How many people will be on my weekend trip?
-In a effort to keep community partners as well as participants safe, we are adhering to CDC guidelines and only allowing a group of 10 to serve physically distant with masks.
Can I receive experiential learning credit?
- Full participation on two weekend trips allows the student to earn experiential learning credit.