Alternative Breaks are immersive service experiences designed to introduce students to new communities while working to address pressing domestic and global social issues. Participating in an Alternative Break is a great way to get to know other students, make a positive impact, and have a meaningful fall or spring break! Check out this year’s programs and click on the links for each community partner to learn more:
One-Day Experience (September 24, 2022)
This fall, we are piloting a 1-day program that will take place on Saturday, September 24. The group will have one pre-departure meeting on campus the week of the experience before reconvening on Saturday morning and spending all day in Greensboro/Burlington.
Civil Rights & Racial Justice (Greensboro, NC / Burlington, NC): We will take a guided tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum to learn about the vital role Greensboro played in the Civil Rights Movement. We will then engage in direct service at the Morrowtown Community Garden in Burlington. Cost is $25 a participant and includes transportation, entrance to the museum and lunch.
Fall Break 2022 (October 13-15, 2022)
Food Security (Asheville, NC): We will partner with multiple local agencies such as Bounty and Soul and Root Cause Farm to explore issues surrounding food security in western North Carolina. Cost is $150 a participant.
Spring Break 2023
Housing and Homelessness (Washington, DC) – March 12-18, 2023: We will partner with multiple agencies including Bread for the City, Martha’s Table, and Central Union Mission to explore the issues of housing and homelessness in the nation’s capital. Cost is $300 a participant.
Hurricane Relief (Puerto Rico) – March 11-18, 2023: We will partner with Community Collaborations International to work on supporting families and communities that were impacted by Hurricane Fiona. Cost is $1,200 a participant.
Elon Alternative Breaks is a proud member of Break Away, a national organization supporting alternative break programs at campuses across the country. We integrate Break Away’s 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break into our program model.
For questions about Alternative Breaks, contact Andrew Moffa at email@example.com.