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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Spring Alternative Breaks

Building Your Capacity to Make Change

Spring Alternative Breaks immerse K-State students within a community to learn more about the pressing issues facing their citizens. Teams will perform a variety of tasks throughout their trips, ranging from cleaning, building, and working directly with community members. Following your service, you will reflect on the impact of your experience; drawing helpful insights for how you can exercise leadership on what matters most to you.

Upcoming Breaks

Sunday, March 8 - Friday, March 13, 2020

Applications available November 2019. Fill out our interest form for more information.

Site Locations

  • North High School, Denver, CO
  • AIDS Services of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Springfield, Missouri

More details coming soon about the service opportunities at each location.

Cost & Scholarships

The participant fee covers transportation via enterprise rentals, a grocery/food stipend, and housing. 

  • Site Leaders: $125 total ($50 non-refundable + $75)
  • Participants: $250 total ($50 non-refundable + $200)


For Site Leaders

  • Site Leader applicants must submit an application through the link above.
  • Applicants will be notified by email if they have been selected for interviews.
  • Site Leaders will be expected to spend an average of 2 hours per week on site leader related activities. This includes training sessions, team meetings, and preparation.

For Participants

  • Candidates must submit an application through the link above.
  • Candidates will be notified via e-mail if they have been selected for interviews
  • Participants are expected to be engaged team members in the Alternative Breaks process which includes, attending Active Citizen Summit, team meetings, and Active Citizen Summit Part II.

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