Alternative Breaks is a student-run organization operated by a group of 20 undergraduate KU students focused on making these experiences interesting and valuable to our fellow students. We are dedicated to giving students hands-on opportunities with service work where they can gain experience with some of the most pressing social issues facing our generation. As one of the biggest service learning initiatives at KU, we provide service trips for approximately 800 students each year. We provide a class component for our week-long Winter, Spring and Summer programs. We also include educational components for our shorter Fall and Weekend Breaks.