MiBreaks is designed to provide an opportunity for students to partake in meaningful community service learning experiences throughout Michigan. During each semester, students spend a weekend of service addressing a particular social, cultural, or environmental issue. All trips are issue based, meaning each trip is based around a specific topic in partnership with a university department. Through active engagement, critical reflection, and analysis, students will learn about the issue and community in which they serve. At the end, students will be energized to be active citizens in their own communities and have a deeper appreciation for the communities we serve.

Upcoming Trip

Scope of Work

This trip will focus on Wildlife Restoration and will include cleaning and restoring state park trails. This project may be labor intensive.

Date: October 12-14, 2018

Location: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise, MI

Cost: $100

Includes transportation, meals, lodging, t-shirt  and worksite supplies needed.

Upcoming dates in 2019 are:  January 18-20, May 3-5, and July 12-14. Please check back for updated trip information throughout the year.  

Meet the Team

Joshua Cambri, Program Co-Chair

University of Michigan-Flint

Major:  Social Work  Minor: Political Science

From:  Grand Blanc, MI

Reason you joined the Alternative Breaks Leadership Team: " I attended my first Alternative Break on a whim and really got into it and had so much fun! After that, a friend of mine thought I could be a good fit for an E-Board and I've stuck with AB ever since!"

Interests: Video games, anime, TV shows, yard work, helping people

Program of Alternative Breaks: MiBreaks

Expected Graduation: December 2020

Alicia Warrick, Program Co-Chair

University of Michigan-Flint

Major:  Physical Therapy

From:  Prudenville, MI

Reason you joined the Alternative Breaks Leadership Team: "I decided to join the Alternative Breaks leadership team because I enjoy learning about communities, their needs and how I can make an impact.  I like planning trips, exploring new places and connecting with service organizations in Flint and beyond. Throughout my time with Alternative Breaks, I have watched the program grow into a wonderful organization full of people with like passions to my own."

Interests: Camping, hiking, reading, spending time with family

Program of Alternative Breaks: MiBreaks

Expected Graduation: August 2019

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