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Cornell College ASB 3rd nationally

Cornell College’s Alternative Spring Break program is the third most active in the nation, according to Break Away, the organization that puts on Alternative Spring Break.

Cornell was one of only 15 schools in the U.S. that send between 100 and 150 students on trips—120 students participated—and ranked third in the nation per-capita, with nearly 12 percent of the student body participating in Alternative Spring Break.

In 2014 10 groups of students went to sites from Jacksonville, Fla. to Philadelphia to work with community groups on issues including poverty, education, human trafficking prevention, LGBTQ activism, and more.

The program follows the Break Away model, and one of the goals is to help students become active citizens who make community and service their highest priorities. The Break Away model is made up of eight components for trips, including strong direct service, education, reflection, and diversity.