Create a community of Eastern Students who take an active role in learning about social issues and use their knowledge, skills, time, and effort to make their community a better place.
Raise awareness and educate students about social issues by sending them on a quality Alternative Break that will inspire them to reach out and become a leader and/or helper in their own community.
2013-14 Alternative Breaks Opportunities:
Alternative Spring Break
*applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis for any available spots after the initial application deadline.
This year's trip clusters will work in the following areas:
Civil and Human Rights: Empowerment in an Unequal World
These trips will focus on issues including education, women's empowerment, civil rights and inclusion.
Healing Communities through Safe Food Access
Trips in this cluster will work in issues of food access, chronic and mental illness and community empowerment.
Appalachia: A Mountaintop Revolution
Focusing on communities in rural areas, these trips will work with youth trade training programs, Native communities and environmental stewards.
$50 | Due one week prior to trip
September 27-29, 2013: Food Access and Urban Farming
October 25-27, 2013: Art, Youth, and Community Development
January 17-19, 2014: Urban Poverty
April 4-6, 2014: Environment and Wildlife Protection
Participants and Site Leaders will be placed on trips based on issues and interests. Destinations will be announced to participants who have been accepted into the program at our first Large Group meeting.
Looking for more information about the AB program? See the info on our FAQ page.