UT students will volunteer in five communities during next week’s spring break. This semester’s Alternative Break trips will round out the 188th trip in the program’s history. Seventy-seven students and staff members will depart campus Sunday, March 12, and return Saturday, March 18. The program is coordinated through UT’s Center for Leadership and Service. Student
Alternative Break News
Seventy students, along with a handful of faculty and staff members, will spend their spring break engaged in collaborative community service with organizations in five communities across the Southeastern U.S.
Ninety-eight students will spend their fall break helping the impoverished, feeding the hungry, and assisting people with disabilities. Alternative Fall Break trips, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Service, help fulfill the center’s mission to educate and engage all students to lead and serve in the global community.
A team of students is heading to Trelawney, Jamaica, for the first international Alternative Spring Break trip in seven years. Since 1993, UT’s Alternative Break program has offered students the opportunity to spend their fall and spring breaks engaged in community service projects meant to increase their awareness of social issues and strengthen the communities served.
Approximately 75 students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will head out tomorrow for the annual Alternative Fall Break, an opportunity for students to give up their two class-free days and serve others in a different community.