2015-2016 Program Awards

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We are grateful to have been recognized with Break Away’s 2016 T-Shirt of the Year award! This shirt was created as a fun way to celebrate our 25 years at Grand Valley State University, and it is in honor of all the incredible student leaders, alumni, faculty, and community partners who have contributed so much to our program.

We thank Break Away for this honor, BonfireFunds for providing us with a platform to create the shirts, all of the active citizens to whom the shirt is dedicated, and all of the alternative break programs throughout the country that inspire, encourage, and challenge us to grow.

Click  here to check out the Break Away article about the award!

Here is a closer look at the BonfireFunds t-shirt design:



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We would also like to congratulate all of the other excellent programs, organizations, and individuals who won 2016 National Alternative Break Awards!

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Additionally, we would like to thank the Office of Student Life and the Community Service Learning Center for recognizing us with a 2016 Spirit of Service Award!

April, the 2016-2017 GVAB president, with our 2016 Spirit of Service Award!

Student leaders in our organization recorded a total of 1,400.5 hours on Service Tracker, earning Grand Valley Alternative Breaks an award for the highest total hours reported by a student organization for the 2015-2016 school year.

Thank you to all who have contributed to our organization this year– none of this would be possible without your invested time and energy! Together, let’s move forward and continue to create positive change and cultivate active citizenship in our community.


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