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Alternative Breaks at UNA strives to create a society of active citizens by empowering students through direct service opportunities.

"An alternative break is a trip where a group of college students engage in direct service, typically for a week. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, and immersion in that issue begins long before the trip itself. Students educate themselves and each other, then do hands-on work with relevant organizations. These experiences challenge them to think critically and compassionately—and to understand that there’s no such thing as “not my problem.” Upon return, participants are empowered to make more informed decisions and to take meaningful action that supports a greater good. Through alternative breaks, we hope to foster the personal growth of contributing members of society. Alternative breaks are the "what" of Break Away, but active citizenship is our shared "why." -

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