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.

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Announcing the 2019 ABCs!

In order to secure a spot, each individual attending the ABCs will need to fill out their own registration form.  If you know you’d like to send a certain number of folks to the ABCs, but are still working on filling next year’s leadership roles, that’s fine by us. Go ahead and reserve a spot at the ABCs of your choice by submitting a payment form. Have the new leadership complete the registration form by May 10th and we’ll take care of connecting the two.

If you’re the cardholder paying for multiple registrations, head to the payment page - select the ABCs your team is attending and the number of participants you’d like to pay for.

To take advantage of Early Bird pricing, we encourage you to reserve your spots by Friday, April 12. The final registration deadline is Friday, May 10. We can't wait to work with you this summer!

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