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Thayne Center for Service & Learning

Alternative Break


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


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 Alternative Spring Break

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2016 Alternative Spring Break Trips:

  • Indigenous Rights and Culture – Hopi Nation
  • Animal Rights – Kanab, UT
  • Hunger and Homelessness – San Francisco, CA
  • Environmental Stewardship – Seattle, WA

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.


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

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Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
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