Service Learning forms a key part of ASB’s mission. ASB trips emphasize not only the service performed in other communities but also the increased self-awareness that occurs through reflection and interactions with others.
SERVICE LEARNING ENTAILS:
Reflecting on the nature of service and on the role of students in the communities both at their ASB sites and at home
Understanding worldviews that may challenge currently held ideas or beliefs
Increasing self-awareness through interactions with fellow participants and the culture and/or environment of the site
ASB integrates service-learning into its trips through nightly reflections that allow participants to discuss issues and experiences from their service and human interactions and through pre-trip and post-trip activities with site leaders to build a greater understanding of particular sites and of the service performed.