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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Alternative Breaks

Engage with Community Issues through Service

Alternative Breaks is an opportunity for K-State students to participate in an intensive service experience during your winter, spring, and weekend breaks. Travel to sites around the midwest where you will work with local residents to learn how communities are addressing pressing social issues. Breaks are open to K-State undergraduate, graduate, and international students.

Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Alternative breakers learn through service. You will be challenged to prepare, act, reflect, and evaluate your service experience. This approach to service is more than volunteering, it allows you to better understand community impact and builds your personal leadership practice. 

"I feel like I talk about wanting social change so much that if I can't give up a spring break, do I really value it? -- Alternative Breaks Participant

Upcoming Alternative Breaks
Weekend Break: October 18-19, 2019
Partner: Thrive Allen County - Iola, KS
Learn More | Apply Now
Winter Break: January 12-17, 2020
Partners: North High School - Denver, CO; Hope Faith Ministries - Kansas City, MO; Thrive Allen County - Iola, KS
Learn More | Apply Now
Spring Break: March 8-13, 2020
Partners: North High School - Denver, CO; City of Springfield, MO; AIDS Services of Dallas, TX 
Learn More | Express Interest

Break Away from Normal. Start your adventure with Alternative Breaks today.

Break Away

K-State is a member of Break Away. Break Away's mission is to train, assist, and connect campuses and communities in promoting quality alternative break programs that inspire lifelong active citizenship.

Contact Us

Alternative Breaks
Leadership Studies Building
2nd floor, NE side of the building

785-532-6085 ph

Student Coordinators
Katie Buhler
Gracyn Higley
Siera Shirley