Founded in 1991, Mizzou Alternative Breaks (MAB) sends groups of students on service trips during weekend, Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer breaks. Each year, more than 1,500 Mizzou students spend their weekends or academic breaks serving with MAB. This makes MAB the largest alternative breaks program in the nation-something we are proud of as it shows how committed Mizzou students are to giving back to other communities.
Participants enter communities with the mindset of “Serve, don’t help,” one of the program’s guiding principles. During these trips, students learn about the communities they are visiting, the issues they are working with and their fellow classmates. Ninety-one percent of 2018-2019 participants said their trip helped them come to a greater understanding of the social issue being addressed by the trip, and 94 percent said their trip influenced their desire to participate in service or advocacy locally.
In an effort to make these life-changing service experiences financially accessible for all students, we keep our participant fee below cost and each trip participates in group fundraising efforts to raise the needed funds for their trip. Thank you for donating to Mizzou Alternative Breaks and making this service experience possible for Mizzou students!
Donating to support a specific student's trip? Enter your student's name and the trip in the Comment Box (Example: Uncle David R. Francis donating to Truman Tiger for Habitat New Orleans Spring 2024).