Alternative Break Citizenship schools

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

The Alternative Break Citizenship schools (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.

2019 Sample Schedule

We're excited to announce the dates and locations for the 2020 ABCs season:

ATLANTA, GEORGIA | 5.31 - 6.5
in partnership with Emory University

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA | 6.21 - 6.26
in partnership with Cornell College
Staff Development Track 6.24 - 6.26

PORT ROYAL, PENNSYLVANIA | 7.5 - 7.10
in partnership with Gita Nagari Eco Farm + Sanctuary

PRINCE WILLIAM FOREST PARK, VIRGINIA | 7.26 - 7.31
in partnership with the National Park Service