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This campaign ended on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015


Our Campaign ended, but you can still donate to Alternative Spring Break here! Click on the "Friends of Pipeline" Gift Fund!

About Alternative Spring Break:

Pipeline Project Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an education outreach program in which teams of UW students work on week-long literacy arts and environmental science projects with K-12 students in rural and tribal communities in Washington. With the guidance of UW students, K-12 students write, illustrate, and bind their own picture books, or explore the natural world through hands-on educational and scientific experiences, fostering curiosity and appreciation for the environment.

This year, 61 UW students will spend
 spring break helping almost one thousand youth in rural towns publish their own books and conduct scientific explorations. We will work with elementary, middle, and high school students at 13 different sites: Brewster, Bridgeport, Castle Rock, Curlew, Forks, Harrah, La Push, Long Beach, Mattawa, Omak, Oroville, Tonasket, and Toppenish. We are fundraising to keep ASB free for all participants!

Literacy Arts ASB: 
During the Literacy Arts ASB program, children come up with an idea for a book, write a rough draft, edit the draft, and create a final, hard cover book. The young students illustrate their published book and present it at a reading event at the end of the week. This years writing theme is "The me that you can't see" encouraging young writers to talk about themselves on the inside and on the outside, their values and their goals.


Environmental Education ASB:

During the Environmental Education ASB, students explore environmental science concepts through interactive lesson plans facilitated by UW students. Previous lesson plans have included students role playing the challenges of salmon swimming upstream, learning about the life cycle of a plant by planting seeds, and conducting experiments to test water quality.



Help us make Alternative Spring Break a Reality!
We need to cover all the program expenses so UW and K-12 participants are not financially constrained by a program fee. However, due to a series of budget cuts in the past few years, we now need YOUR help to keep ASB free! We are trying to raise $10,000 by March 15, 2015. These funds will be used to purchase book-making supplies and science experiment materials for our K-12 participants, and to provide transportation (rental vans and gas) and food for UW students. Thanks to the teachers and schools who arrange week-long homestays, our UW students have free lodging.

Here's our 2015 budget for our program that reaches almost 1000 K-12 students and 60 UW students:
 
Travel                                  $3500 (12 vans and 2 cars: rental and milage)
Tshirts                                 $500 (for 60 UW Pipeline students)
Food                                    $6500  ($18/day/per 60 UW participant/6 days)
Supplies                              $500 (book making supplies, environmental program supplies)
Final Magazine                   $5000 (To publish magazines of stories for 1000 kids)
                             
TOTAL                               $16,000

Our goal here is to raise $10,000 of the 16,000 we need to fund this program!



UW Students talk about their experience on Alternative Spring Break:

"Being at the Quileute Tribal School and being able to do what I love, continue the cycle of knowledge in science, and be surrounded by such a loving and giving community was the best way I could spend my last spring break as a UW student."



"I never would have guessed before embarking on my ASB trip to Harrah Elementary how deeply bonds could be formed in a mere five days, or how meaningful it can be to share one's personal story."




"The week was one of the most rewarding college experiences I have had, and has stretched my perspective about the extremely diverse range of cultures in Washington." 





Alternative Spring Break on the FRONT PAGE of the UW Website! 

  Published on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 at 10:23 PM (PST)
It's Alternative Spring Break this week and things are going fabulous! All 13 teams traveled to their sites on Sunday, and have been working with the students on book making and environmental projects since Monday. Tomorrow will be the last day of the program, and a time for a celebration of the great work done at each of the schools! Other than one flat tire as we drove, everything has gone perfectly. We are deeply enjoying the relationships built between UW mentors and K-12 students.

And exciting news: ASB and our awesome team leader Sal Gomez are featured on the front page of the UW website this week! Take a look: http://www.washington.edu/boundless/a-spring-break-of-service/

Thanks once again for your support!



WE DID IT! Thank You! 

  Published on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015 at 08:34 PM (PST)
A big THANK YOU to our community, for your support for Alternative Spring Break! WE DID IT!
As we pack our supplies and get ready to go out for ASB on Sunday, we do so knowing that we are surrounded by an incredible community of family, friends, former teachers, colleagues, and alumni who believe in us and support our program. Thank you again!

                                  



3 Days Left to Reach Our Goal! 

  Published on Monday, Mar. 16, 2015 at 01:24 AM (PST)

Yuliana still has the book she wrote in 2nd grade. She made it 10 years ago, when UW students facilitated a bookmaking workshop at her school during the Pipeline Project's Alternative Spring Break.

This year, Yuliana is a freshman at the UW. She'll be spending Alternative Spring Break working with classrooms in Wapato, Washington, close to her hometown. She's giving back to the program that inspired her to write as a child. 

Help Yuliana and other UW students inspire K-12 students to create books and write their own stories! A donation of $25 helps fund classroom supplies for Alternative Spring Break.

                                                                             
                                         

We have just 3 days left to reach our goal to fund Alternative Spring Break!

5 Days left, Help us Reach our Goal to Fund ASB! 

  Published on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015 at 08:44 PM (PST)
We have 5 days left of our campaign and need to raise $1500 for ASB!  
Throughout the past weeks, we have been so inspired by the support from over 100 friends, family and ASB alumni!

We'd like to give a shout out to the amazing ASB Alumni who have supported our campaign!
It is fantastic to hear how ASB impacted your life and feel your commitment to the program! 

Nimisha Ghosh Roy, ASB Alum and donor who graduated from the UW in 2007 writes "Alternative Spring Break was a transformative part of my college experience and I'm so fortunate to be able to give back to the program today!I spent four ASB trips (2004 - 2007) in the amazing communities of Brewster (twice!), Tonasket, and Paschal Sherman. I was privileged to work with countless youth, fabulous fellow UW students and had the opportunity to impact so many lives around the state. And the impact on my own life was tremendous. I would not be where I am today without my experiences in ASB. I encourage you to reflect how ASB shaped your life, and how you can continue to be a part of the ASB community. If it feels right, I encourage you make a donation, big or small, to support the ASB program today." See her page here.

Here's a photo from the 2007 ASB team in Brewster!
                 
We need 30 more people to donate $50 in the next 5 days, and we will reach our goal!!                                      
  



80% of the way to our Goal and Preparing for Spring Break! 

  Published on Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015 at 11:55 PM (PST)
We're almost ready for ASB!

Environmental ASB:
The team has completed their environmental education lesson plans and are now practicing the lesson plans with their teams, making sure that they are ready to go for the students in Castlerock, La Push, Brewster and Bridgeport!

Literacy Arts ASB:
Last Saturday, about 40 students participated in the Literacy Arts ASB training! Teams met for team bonding, hearing about the town they will be visiting, learning about the process of making books, and practicing responding to classroom scenarios,

                                                       Here's a photo from Literacy Arts ASB Training!
                            
                             If we have 40 more supporters donate $50 to ASB, we will reach our goal!
                                                                               Help us get there!



We're at 60% of Our Goal! 

  Published on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 12:51 AM (PST)
Thank you all so much for your support!

ASB preparation is moving along quickly. The Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break training is taking place next Saturday! We are looking forward to  all of the teams coming together to bond, learn how to make handmade books, and brainstorm strategies for supporting reluctant writers.

 The Environmental Alternative Spring Break students have been busy creating the curriculum they will use for the week, writing lesson plans about the natural environment for elementary middle and high schools. Here's a photo of the Environmental Alternative Spring Break team:
 
                                       
  
Please share our campaign page with others. We so appreciate your support for us! 


We’re almost half way to our goal! Incredible! 

  Published on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 01:04 AM (PST)
It's only the 4th day of our campaign and we've already reached over 35% of our goal. This means so much to us! We are inspired to know that our community at the UW and beyond joins us in valuing Alternative Spring Break. Take a look at how your donation makes an impact: A donation of $100 is enough to fund transportation for a team of 5 students to travel to one of our partner schools such as Brewster, Curlew or Toppenish. Thank you so much for your support, and please help us by spreading the word!

       





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Make an Impact

Small Group Supplies

Give $5

Funding for book making and environmental education supplies will allow a small group of children to make their own books or discover their natural environment.

Classroom Supplies

Give $25

Fund supplies for a whole classroom of students to create their own books or learn about environmental education.

Published Magazines of Children's Stories

Give $50

Provide a set of the magazines of the children's stories for one schools' library. This magazine includes stories from children across Washington state, and kids love seeing their own story in print.

Transportation to Site

Give $100

Fund transportation to get a team to a partner school in Eastern Washington or the Olympic Peninsula. It's a 6 hour drive to our farthest partner school in Curlew, Wa.

One Classroom's Experience

Give $200

Fund the costs for a whole classroom to write and create books, or learn about the environment and conservation, with UW student mentorship and support.

Fund a Team

Give $500

Cover expenses for one team of 5 UW students for the entire week. This includes the cost of car rental and gas to travel to and from our partner school, as well as food and supplies for the team for the week.

Fund the Program for a Whole School

Give $1,000

Cover expenses for a whole school to participate in our program. 5 classrooms (roughly 100 kids) to write and create books or complete environmental education projects with UW student mentorship.