National Alternative Break Awards

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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.

All submissions are due by Monday, April 10th at 5:30pm ET.


Program of the Year Nomination Active Citizen of the Year Nomination Staff Person of the Year Nomination Community Partner of the Year Nomination T-Shirt of the Year Nomination

The Process:

Nominations will be 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 2017 ABCs, a spotlight on one of our National Conference Calls, a letter to the institution president, and complimentary Break Away products and services.

Special thanks to the 2017 selections committees!

Information about last year's winners can be found below:

2016 National Alternative Break Awards


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