The Coordinating Board function as a cohesive leadership team, ensuring the success of Alternative Breaks by creating a strategic vision and fulfilling the overall mission of Alternative Breaks. All coordinators actively communicate with trip leaders, University administrators, advisors, and each other to ensure a healthy and high functioning organization. Additionally, they have a presence at all Alternative events and help coordinate such events.
Alternative Breaks (AB) Trip Leaders are the principal coordinators for AB experiences. They undergo training in conflict mediation and interpersonal management, design and manage trip logistics with the help of staff advisers, strengthen relationships through experiential learning, design educational and orientation curriculum for participants, initiate and guide team activities and reflections, and serve as the main contact for their AB groups.
Alternative Breaks (AB) Participants are the heart of the AB experience. They undergo training in Active Citizenship, Simplicity, Community, Learning, Service (the five values of AB) and how to utilize them during and after their experience with AB.