Making an IMPACT

Many University of Georgia students spend spring break tanning in warmer climates, snow skiing in cooler ones, or traveling to exciting locations across the globe. But each year, several hundred students travel for a different reason: to make an impact.

IMPACT Service Breaks engage UGA students in affordable, weeklong, substance-free, experiential service-learning projects. This spring break, from March 5-13, 370 students will visit 20 cities where they will carry out projects covering a wide range of topics, including urban environmental awareness, Native American cultural awareness and advocacy, children’s advocacy, and homelessness and poverty.

This year, you can follow along with the students on the UGA Student Affairs Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Pictures and stories from students in all 20 locations will be posted on the handles throughout the week.

IMPACT Service Breaks, formerly Alternative Spring Break, began at UGA in 1994. More than 2,000 students have participated in the program since its inception. Due to increased popularity in recent years, the Center for Leadership and Service added trips during the university’s winter break, as well.