Big 3: Alternative spring breaks

Students devote their spring breaks to service projects.

illustration of blue and white canned food by Joel Kimmel


Penn State students participate in service activities during spring and fall break as part of the Alternative Breaks program. Recent projects include:



Preparing and serving food at rescue missions in Pittsburgh; packing items at the Capital Food Bank in Washington, D.C.



illustration of blue and white mitre saw by Joel KimmelBUILDING

Building kindergartens in Belize; restoring homes in Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey



illustration of blue and white mangrove tree by Joel KimmelPLANTING

Reforestation e‚fforts in Puerto Rico; garden prep at senior-care facilities in Kentucky