Our History

OUR HISTORY

1991-1992:

Our name is “Volunteer GVSU,” One spring break trip,Break Away (our national program) is founded!

1992-1993:

We switch name to “Alternative Breaks,” 4 spring break trips

1993-1994:

7 spring break trips, First AB Retreat!

1994-1995:

8 spring break trips

1995-1996:

7 spring break trips

1996-1997:

10 spring break trips

1998-1999:

10 spring break trips

1999-2000:

14 spring break trips, 1 weekend trip, First year of reflection training!

2000-2001:

AB becomes a separate student organization!

2001-2002:

10 spring break trips

2002-2003:

10 spring break trips, 1 College of Education (COE) trip

2003-2004:

14 spring break trips, 1 winter break trip, 1 COE trip

2005-2006:

15 spring break trips, 1 COE trip, 1 winter break trip, 3 weekend trips

2006-2007:

15 spring break trips, 1 winter break trip, 1 COE trip, 2 weekend trips, Official website developed!

2007-2008:

14 spring break trips, 2 winter break trips, 2 COE trips, 6 weekend trips, Received Breakaway’s Program of the Year Award!

2008-2009:

15 spring break trips, 2 COE trips, 3 winter break trips, 4 weekend trips

2009-2010:

12 spring break trips, 2 COE trips, 5 weekend trips

2010-2011:

12 spring break trips, 3 winter break trips, Service Saturdays are started!

2011-2012:

13 spring break trips, 3 winter break trips, 1 COE trip

2012-2013:

11 spring break trips (1 regional), 3 winter break trips (1 regional), 1 COE trip

2013-2014:

14 spring break trips (1 regional), 4 winter break trips (1 regional), 1 summer trips

2014-2015:

15 spring break trips (1 regional), 5 winter break trips (1 regional), 2 summer trips

2015-2016

5 winter trips (1 regional), 15 spring trips (1 regional), 3 summer trips (including the first ever flight trip and 1 regional trip), 1 weekend trip; Received Break Away’s T-Shirt of the Year Award!

2016-2017:

In progress!

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