Due to COVID 19, MiBreaks is currently postponed.

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.


Due to COVID 19, MiBreaks is currently postponed.


Help Alternative Breaks continue to make an impact in the Flint community.

Give Today

Meet the Team


Gary Ashley earned a B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Human Relations from the University of Michigan-Flint in December 2005. Since then he has been employed at the University of Michigan-Flint and has held a number of positions. He started working in Alumni Relations and then moved to Institutional Advancement; he worked in each department for one year respectively. He is currently working in University Outreach and has a great deal of experience in partnering with departments within the university and organizations outside the university to help revitalize Genesee County. It is his personal mission to help Genesee County be a better place to live, work, play, etc.!


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

 Ashleigh Gray, Program Co-Chair  

University of Michigan-Flint

Major: Research Psychology  Minor:  Substance Abuse Treatment

From: Swartz Creek, MI

Reason you joined the Alternative Breaks Leadership Team: "I had a lot of fun during ASuB 2017 and thought it would be fun to help plan this year’s trip. I also love all of the people involved with Alertnative Breaks and I enjoy working with them."

Interests: Reading, Watching Vampire Diaries, spending time with her dog

Program of Alternative Breaks: Alternative Summer Break, G-Board

Expected Graduation: April 2019