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Alternative Breaks plans service trips for May 2021

Alternative Breaks will begin hosting service trips once again this May, after being on hold since March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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(CANCELLED) Alternative Breaks celebrates 20 years of making a difference

CANCELLED: Events scheduled to be held to mark Alternative Breaks' 20th anniversary have been cancelled in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Veronique Parmenter with camper at Camp Summit during Alternative Spring Break.

Alternative Breaks: Lighting a fire in the hearts of students

Time and again, Veronique Parmenter has seen Illinois State University’s Alternative Breaks program light a fire in the hearts of students and give them a desire to make a difference in the world.
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New fee structure makes Alternative Breaks trips accessible to more students

A new fee structure is being implemented for the Alternative Breaks program to provide access for students who otherwise might not be able to participate in the program's impactful service...
students in a line with bags of trash on Alternative Break

From the source: Why students choose Alternative Breaks

There are many reasons students choose to participate in Alternative Break. Hear from some current students on why they dove in and what they've gotten out of the experience.
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Apply now to be an Alternative Breaks trip advisor

Applications are now being accepted for trip advisor positions on upcoming Alternative Breaks trips.
Participants complete service projects on an Alternative Breaks trip

Alternative Breaks alumni trip set for June 29-July 1

Alternative Breaks alums and any alumni interested in civic engagement are invited to return to Bloomington-Normal and Illinois State University June 29 - July 1 for our first Alternative Breaks...
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Illinois State students enact social change during the 18th year of Alternative Breaks

Illinois State students finished another successful week of volunteering through Alternative Breaks.
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Student leaders have high expectations for the 18th year of Alternative Breaks

Every year, Illinois State University sends students locally, nationally, and globally to volunteer and enact social change.
Participants complete service projects on an Alternative Breaks trip

Redbirds set to make an impact across the country on Alternative Breaks trips

For the 18th year, Alternative Breaks (AB) will send hundreds of students across the country to partner with local community agencies to aid in their missions. This year, AB is connecting with...
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