Monday, November 1, 2021 11:59 PM
Mason’s Alternative Break (AB) programs are collaboratively designed by students, community organizations and staff to address social issues through education and community service. Alternative Break teams face challenging issues such as discrimination, inadequate housing, hunger, and poverty. Students emerge from these experiences transformed with new ideas, perspective, and experiences that inspire active and engaged citizenship. Students work in partnership with host organizations on community-driven goals, focused on a particular social justice topic.
Through exploration and immersion into the social issue long before the trip starts, students are able to interrogate the root causes of social issues in a way that allows them to engage compassionately and think critically. Upon their return, students are encouraged to engage in their own communities through informed, meaningful action.
As we continue to adjust to new rules, protocols and considerations in this COVID-19 era, we have reworked and reconsidered our Alternative Break Experiences held through SAIL. We are currently planning to host these trips in person with a virtual option for at least one of our experiences. However as the future of this pandemic is uncertain and ever changing, this is subject to change.
Please feel free to contact Patty Mathison, SAIL Director at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Participant applications will be due November 1st for Spring and December 15th for Summer. We hope you will consider joining us for what we hope will be powerful and impactful experiences.