2017 Trip Social Issues and Locations:

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

Focus: Water Access & Sustainability
Location: Santa Julia, Nicaragua

 

Spring Break, March 25th - April 1st, 2017 (Domestic 7 Day):

Focus: Disaster Relief
Location: San Marcos, Texas
 

Focus: Hunger & Homelessness
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
 

Focus: Environmental Restoration
Location: Davy Crockett National Forest

 

Spring Break, March 25th - 29th, 2017 (Domestic 5 Day):

Focus: Animal Welfare
Location: Chicago Ridge, Illinois

 

Summer Break, May 17th - 31st, 2017 (Domestic 14 Day):

Focus: Environmental Restoration & Cultural Awareness
Location: 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 - jec2p7@mst.edu

Nathan Compton - ntct3b@mst.edu


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