Alternative Break Citizenship schools

The definitive leadership experience for campuses focused on student-driven alternative break programs.

The ABCs are week-long experiential training sessions that provide college student and staff leaders the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to start or strengthen a quality alternative break program.

The ABCs combine workshops, discussions, and planning sessions within an actual alternative break experience. Throughout the week, participants spend time engaging in direct service work and in small group sessions that focus on the details and best practices of alternative breaks.

The result is a dynamic experiential learning opportunity that encourages participants to synthesize knowledge and skills gained in workshops with inspiring and educational contact with community members and other student and staff leaders from college campuses nationwide.

Registration includes everything participants will need for the full week:

  • 14 meals
  • 5 nights of housing
  • transportation to and from the airport
  • on-site transportation
  • comprehensive training materials

Participants from member institutions receive significant discounts on the registration fee. Break Away Chapter schools: in order for membership discounts to apply, you'll need to be logged-in on the website. There is also an early bird deadline system through which all registrants can obtain discounts.

Registration for the 2018 ABCs will open in March.