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Thayne Center for Service & Learning

Alternative Break

Purpose

We envision an empowered community dedicated to creating an equitable, engaged, and socially just society.

Values

To inspire and empower students to make a constructive difference in their communities through accessible, affordable, immersive service experiences. Alternative Breaks are drug and alcohol free experiences, encouraging students to commit to the life-long effort of creating positive social change. By practicing leadership, transformative action, and critical reflection, students address important social issues while exploring the diverse culture and history where they serve.

2016 Fall Break - October 13, 14, 15

Fall Alternative Weekends 2016 – October 22 & 29

2017 ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK

  • Apply to participate
  • This year's sites:
    • NEW! Immigration in the United States – San Diego, CA

    • NEW! Hunger and Food Access – Seattle, WA

    • Homelessness – San Francisco, CA

    • Animal Rights: “We can save them all” –Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Kanab, UT

Alt Breaks OrgSync portal


Alternative Break is a national program where colleges and universities organize drug and alcohol-free local and out of state trips for students that want to travel during their fall or spring breaks. Since 1999, the Thayne Center has organized over 30 AB trips. Participants have traveled to 12 states, including New York, Hawaii, Colorado, and Washington. Alternative Break at SLCC challenges students to learn about social issues, such as poverty and homelessness, and empowers them to personally make a difference through volunteering. For more information about our current trips, please visit the Alternative Breaks OrgSync page.

History

Where have we been?

  • Alamosa, Colorado
  • Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Capital Reef National Park, Utah
  • Florida
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hopi Nation, Arizona
  • Kanab, Utah
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New York City, New York
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Taos, New Mexico

Volunteer Opportunities

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
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