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.
Male and female volunteers hammering wood

What is Alternative Break? (And what can your college student get out of it?)

College students are taking advantage of school breaks to leave their mark on the world, develop skills, and make great friends thanks to Alternative Break.
Illinois State Best Buddies at a basketball game

Best Buddies at Illinois State creates a more inclusive community through the power of friendship

The Illinois State University chapter of nonprofit Best Buddies brings people together to form lasting friendships and a more inclusive community.
Redbirds High Fiving

Redbird Respect: Fostering a sense of community by reducing the bystander effect

Understand the bystander effect—a phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present in a situation, the less likely someone is to help a person in distress.