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Connected by service, the Alternative Breaks family spans over two decades and contains more than 1,000 members! The hours spent traveling, cooking, volunteering, and reflecting with one another create bonds between participants that remain long after the crowded journey back to Lawrence is complete.
We're hoping to grow alumni engagement to inspire our participants and encourage a lifetime of volunteerism. To that end, we want to hear from you! Send us an email or leave your story by clicking the button below. Look for your submission on our Facebook Page or browse our newsletter archive.
"I can say that AB was an important part of my college experience."
"More than anything else, I've enjoyed meeting new people – I connected with 27 amazing friends over the course of my breaks and even more as a part of Core"
"The positive, encouraging, productive and team-centered environment that was created by my Alternative Breaks colleagues has given me a high standard to compare all my other leadership and work experiences to. I miss AB so much!"
"In terms of values, AB definitely taught me to get involved in my community and in the nation, to think hard about service and social justice, and to try and get other people involved as well."
"I participated in three Alternative Breaks during my undergraduate years at KU... Each one of these trips left me with a unique experience that cannot be replicated and friendships that will not be forgotten. This organization performs a valuable service for the education of students at KU and I hope many more will take advantage of it in the future."
"Alternative Breaks fostered a passion for service and connected me with like-minded people, many of whom are still close friends today. I continue to draw upon my service experiences and learn from the people I met along the way."
“Alternative Breaks has undeniably impacted my life trajectory, but even more just who I am and how I think about things.”