Alternative Weekends allows those familiar with Alternative Breaks and those new to the program to explore active citizenship—people who value the community as a priority when making decisions in their daily lives. The trips focus on the education of issues regionally and making a change through positive decisions and direct service in the community. We do this through providing 1 or 2 weekend service trips per semester.
Weekend trips are within a 6-hour radius of campus, usually leaving Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon. Approximately 10 to 15 students can participate and the cost is typically $45.
There are several leadership opportunities within Alternative Weekends that are open to any student. All students are invited to participate in a weekend trip regardless of past experience on an Alternative Break.