A group of students who engage in direct service during spring break or winter break. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, and immersion in that issue begins long before the trip itself. Students educate themselves and each other, then do hands-on work with relevant organizations. These experiences challenge them to think critically and compassionately—and to understand that there’s no such thing as “not my problem.” Upon return, participants are empowered to make more informed decisions and to take meaningful action that supports a greater good. Through alternative breaks, we hope to foster the personal growth of contributing members of society. Alternative breaks are the "what" of Break Away, but active citizenship is our shared "why."
17 People | 24 Impacts | 1,564 hours