National Alternative Break Awards

The National Alternative Break Awards are the highest honors given to alternative break programs, community partner organizations, and exemplary individuals.

It’s our privilege to highlight the remarkable work being done with alternative break programs, active citizens, and communities nationwide.

Winners in the past have secured institutional funding and staff positions as a result of their designation as national alternative break award recipients.

The Process:

Nominations are vetted by National Awards Committees made up of past award winners, alternative break alumni, and former Break Away staff and Board of Directors members. Current Break Away Board and staff members are not eligible to submit nominations nor are involved in the selections process.  

Winners receive national recognition including a letter of congratulations, the presentation of an award at the ABCs, a spotlight in our State of the Movement, a letter to the institution president, and complimentary Break Away products and services.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Award Winners

2017-18 Winners


We're happy to address any questions you may have about the National Awards. You can email us at breakaway [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org or give us a call at 404.919.7482.