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Thank you for your interest in the Break Away program!

About Break Away

The Break Away experience consists of an intensive week-long direct service experience in addition to pre-break training and post-break activities. Participants will confront a wide variety of important social issues that may go unnoticed in a traditional academic setting. The Break Away program is also designed to promote and encourage group building among JSC students, faculty, and staff. The issues that we will be working with this year cover a wide spectrum and touch on many important issues of concern to our society. You will get to work with many interesting people in unique environments and, of course, have fun. Throughout the school year there is much to be done in preparation for the alternative break. As part of the experience, you will participate in fundraisers, training sessions, group meetings, and more. With each step along the way, you will be meeting great people who are committed to service and having a good time.


The 2013-2014 academic year will be the 23rd year of Break Away at JSC. (Click here to view this year's Issues of Focus.) In that time, JSC has sent out more than 100 trips, involving 1000 students, faculty, and staff. In 1995, JSC was awarded the highest honor bestowed by Break Away to a campus chapter, receiving the Alternative Break Program of the Year award at the Break Away national conference. JSC was singled out as exemplary during a year when over 350 colleges and universities involved over 12,000 participants in alternative breaks. The national and JSC break movement has continued to deepen and grow.

Please take time when filling out your application; we read it thoroughly. This application is the most important part of the selection process, so include thoughtful, reflective responses. Remember — your answers will be confidential and will be looked at without any identifiers.