The definitive leadership experience for campuses focused on justice-driven alternative break programs.
For the past 30 years, Break Away has been hosting our summer conference series — the Alternative Break Citizenship schools (ABCs). The ABCs are experiential training sessions that provide student + staff leaders with the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to start or strengthen a justice-driven, community-centered alternative break program.
The ABCs combine workshops and intensive planning sessions to help you develop an action plan for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond. You can look forward to interactive workshops on social justice education and service-learning best practices, with processing time in a small group setting. The result is a dynamic conference combining learning in workshops with opportunities to foster connections with student + staff leaders from campuses nationwide.
The Future of Alternative Breaks
May 24 - 27 (Staff Track)
June 10 - 13
July 12 - 15
July 29 - August 1
With travel restrictions, budget cuts, and programming going virtual, COVID-19 has forced us to rethink how we do alternative breaks. As we rebuild, we have a unique opportunity to re-envision the fundamentals, better align our practices with our values, and shape the future of alternative breaks. This year’s virtual ABCs will provide an opportunity to get introspective — exploring the “why” of alternative breaks, how oppressive systems play out in our programs, and the role of service learning in social justice movements. We’ll be placing a special emphasis on incorporating alternatives to direct service, like mutual aid and advocacy, and developing asset-based practices.Sample Schedule
Registration is open for the final two sessions of the virtual ABCs. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today!
Interested in a leadership role? Team Leaders help us make the magic happen while attending the ABCs for free!