This weekend several #GVAB leaders had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Great Lakes Alternative Breaks Conference! It was a great day of collaboration and learning with many outstanding Alternative Breaks programs throughout the Great Lakes region. In addition to a series of interesting workshops and networking opportunities with Utopia Foundation, Capital Area United Way, and Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection, we got to learn from keynote speakers and specialguests Ja’Nel Jamerson of Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, Lansing, Michigan Mayor Virgil Bernero, and Tia Fay, the Programs Director of our parent organization Break Away. We want to thank everyone who was involved, especially Alternative Spartan Breaks for hosting the event. Thank you for investing your time, energy, and resources into making #GLAB2016 such an important and powerful learning opportunity for us all!