Applications for the 2016-17 Miner Challenge Experience are now open!

Learn more about applying to Miner Challenge on our Application_Information page!

International Trip and Scholarship Application (Due September 26th @ 11:59pm):

Domestic Trip and Scholarship Application (Due October 10th @11:59pm):

Attend an information session to learn more about Miner Challenge and this year's trips!

Tuesday, 9/20- 6pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener

Thursday, 9/22- 2pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener

Monday, 9/26- 5pm @ Toomey 254

Friday, 9/30- 1pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener

Friday, 9/30- 4pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener

Monday, 10/3- 5pm @ Shamrock Room, Havener

Wednesday, 10/5 @ Shamrock Room, Havener

Friday, 10/7 @ Shamrock Room, Havener



2017 Trip Social Issues and Locations:

Winter Break, January 3-13, 2017 (International 10 Day):

     Focus: Water Access and Sustainability

Santa Julia, Nicaragua

Spring Break, March 25-April 1, 2017 (Domestic 7 Day):
     Focus: Disaster Relief

San Marcos, Texas

     Focus: Environmental Restoration

Davy Crockett National Forest, Texas

    Focus: Hunger and Homelessness

Biloxi, Mississippi 



Spring Break, March 25-29, 2017 (Domestic 5 Day):
    Focus: Animal Welfare

Chicago Ridge, Illinois
Summer Break, May 17-31, 2017 (Domestic 14 Day):
     Focus: Environmental Restoration and Cultural Awareness

Anchorage, Alaska



Welcome to Miner Challenge

Miner Challenge is Missouri S&T's Alternative Break program. Every year, students engage in immersive volunteer experiences across the U.S. and Internationally.  Participants bond with a small team throughout the year while they develop leadership skills, gain awareness of social issues, and work to improve communities.  The experience culminates with an alternative break service trip that lasts between 5-14 days.


2016-17 UPDATES

  • The two student Miner Challenge Mentors and Program Administrator have chosen 6 great Trip Leaders for our 2016-17 program!  Read more about them on our "Meet the Team" page!
    • Andrew Embrey
    • Elizabeth Oberley
    • Michael Janke
    • Loya VanOrder
    • Mikaela Mockenhaupt
    • Sven Olberg
  • The Trip Leaders are diligently working on researching the social issues, community partners, and locations for this coming year's trips!  Announcements will be made at the start of the fall semester!

Participant Applications for the 2016-17 Miner Challenge Alternative Break Program will open on Monday, September 12th!  International applications will close on Monday, September 26th, and Domestic applications will close on Monday, October 10th.  Keep an eye out!


If you are interested in finding out more about Miner Challenge please explore our website, or contact one of our Miner Challenge Mentors:

Jonathan Colgan -

Nathan Compton -

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