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Alternative Break Trips

Alternative Break programs combine interactive learning programs, which bring awareness of the great need in the world, with opportunities to give the gift of your time and hard work. The service activities not only allow participants to give back but also serve as great educational tools - both about the value of giving your service to others and experiencing something for the first time.

Baton Rouge - Spring Break 2017

Tennessee Wesleyan students traveled to Baton Rouge, LA to serve at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and All Hands to provide food support and disaster relief to flood victims. 

Karazim Ministries – Spring Break 2016

Tennessee Wesleyan students traveled to Freeport, Bahamas to serve with Karazim Ministries during spring break. Students worked with children’s ministry projects across Grand Bahama Island.

Read more about the 2016 Alternative Spring Break trips here

Give Kids the World – Spring Break 2015

During spring break, 22 students went to Kissimmee, Florida to serve with Give Kids the World. Give Kids the World is a wish-granting organization that provides fun experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. Students served breakfast at the Gingerbread House, ran the ice cream parlor, operated the carousel and other rides and participated in a life-size version of Candy Land.

Community Collaborations International – Fall Break 2013

Fourteen students traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi to work with Community Collaborations International. Students worked with the Moore Community Center's Early Head Start and Women in Construction programs and the Loaves and Fishes community feeding program.

Appalachian Service Project – Spring Break 2013

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes went on a mission trip to Jonesboro, Virginia where they did service for local families through the Appalachian Service Project. One group installed underpinning on a home and another group dug a trench for a drain at another home. Volunteers stayed at the Appalachia Service Project cabin and completed daily chores, had daily devotions, and went to the worksites.

Heifer International Ranch – Fall Break 2012

Ten students went to the Heifer International Ranch in Little Rock, Arkansas during fall break to learn about world hunger, distribution of wealth, and environmental sustainability. Participants completed the Global Gateway and Global Challenge Programs.