BG Alternative Breaks (bGAB) is a student-led program within the Center for Community and Civic Engagement that prepares groups of students to collaborate with communities experiencing social injustices by learning about, providing direct service for, and reflecting on a specific social issue. bGAB provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture of service and allows students to a create positive change on trips during fall and spring breaks. Since 2013, when bGAB was founded by Maddi Georgoff '15, the program has sent out 319 students on 27 trips, dedicating 8,852 hours of direct service to community partners.
bGAB is raising funds for the bGAB Assistance Program, which is aimed at providing financial assistance to students participating in Alternative Breaks that may need help covering the full cost of the trip. bGAB believes that every student should have the opportunity to participate in an alternative break experience no matter their financial situation. With your support, bGAB can continue to provide these immersive and impactful opportunities while empowering all students to become active global citizens.
Check Out Our Spring Break 2018 Trips:
Living Lands and Water: River Protection, Preservation, and Restoration – Grafton, IL
We'll be working with Living Lands and Waters to partake in river clean up and honeysuckle removal along the Mississippi River and state park restoration at Pere Marquette State Park.
Living off the Grid: Sustaining the Earth - Boone, NC
Participants will explore how environmental stewardship strengthens communities at the Woodland Harvest Mountain Farm that focuses on growing and sustaining all of their own food and energy.
Refugee Resettlement – Richmond, VA
On this trip, we will join the International Rescue Committee in their resettlement efforts in Richmond, VA, to resettle, employ, integrate, and educate refugees.
Conserving Carolina - Hendersonville, NC
This trip will engage in service for habitat restoration, trail work, and a concentrated effort in improving the upkeep of the Hendersonville area.
You can provide a bGAB student's food for a day while on an alternative break trip.
You can impact our bGAB students by helping us purchase miscellaneous items for our upcoming trips (i.e. tools for service, cooking utensils, first aid-kits, etc).
Your gift can provide meals for a bGAB student for an entire alternative break trip.
Your support could provide lodging and service fees for a bGAB student for an entire alternative break trip.
Your support at this level can sponsor a student by covering their trip fees for an alternative break.
Your contribution at this level could support a full group of students on a weekend alternative break experience.
Through your generous support at this level, you will provide students with financial assistance for an entire year to allow them to participate in alternative break experiences. This level is named after Maddi Georgoff, the founder of bGAB to honor her legacy of inspiring and supporting students as social change agents in their communities.