An alternative break program places teams of college students in communities to engage in community service and experiential learning during their winter or spring break.
Students perform short term projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment.
The objectives of an alternative break program are to involve college students in community-based service projects and to give students opportunities to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact.
The intensity of the experience increases the likelihood that participants will transfer the lessons learned on-site back to their own communities even after the alternative break end.
Alternative Break Program Values - Service - Social Justice - Community Building - Leadership