Last year I had the chance travel to Ghana and be a part of a one of a kind student led volunteering program available to any Ryerson student (Full-time, Part-time, CE). The group, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Ryerson sets itself apart from other student volunteering opportunities through its base philosophy. At it’s heart ASB Ryerson is about growing up in the world instead of the campus bubble. Shunning traditional large scale NGO’s for student selected and even home-grown organizations, ASB puts community involvement, sustainability and a unique team-based experience at the forefront of its project selections. With the announcement of it’s trip for this year to Kenya (and possibly Mongolia) I wanted to offer an inside look at what makes ASB tick and what prospective applicants can expect from the amazing adventure that is ASB Ryerson. For more information on this years projects and ASB in general check out their website: asbryerson.tumblr.com before applications are due October 5th.