Alternative Break


travel * explore * serve *

  • Apply for Alternative Spring Break 2018!
    • Food Insecurity and Community Based Food Systems – Portland, OR
    • Immigration – San Diego, CA
    • LGBTQ+ Issues and History – San Francisco, CA
    • Homelessness – Seattle, WA
    • Animal Advocacy – Kanab, UT
    • Organizing for Change: Grassroots organizing in SLC – Salt Lake City, UT

Visit the Alternative Breaks SLCC Sync portal for more information!

Alternative Breaks are student lead, immersive service projects that explore and address root causes of important social issues. These drug and alcohol free trips are organized across the nation every year, helping college students expand their comfort zone while encouraging civic engagement back home. 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 Breaks at SLCC challenge participants to learn about social issues, explore their own strengths and values, empowering them to make a difference through volunteering. For more information about our current trips, please visit the Alternative Breaks SLCC Sync Portal.


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