Miner Challenge Alternative Break Program

What is Miner Challenge?

Miner Challenge is Missouri S&T's Alternative Break Program. Every year, students engage in immersive volunteer experiences across the U.S. over Spring Break.  Participants bond with a small team while they develop leadership skills, gain awareness of social issues, and work to improve communities.

Announcing our 2019-2020 Alternative Break Experiences!

applications are now open for 2019-20!  click here to apply on orgsync by september 19, 2019!

Community & Infrastructure Development: Creating solutions to foster a healthier community

Alajuela, Costa Rica | March 21-28, 2020 | Flying | $1200


Disaster Recovery: rebuilding homes and hope in the wake of katrina

New Orleans, LA | March 21-28, 2020 | Driving | $300


Environmental Conservation: Implementing solutions to protect humanity's only home

Asheville, NC |  March 21-28, 2020 | Driving | $300


Hunger & Homelessness: Examining and combating urban hunger

Atlanta, GA | March 21-28, 2020 | Driving | $300


Immigration & Youth: Aiding newly arrived immigrants and discovering the challenges they face

Austin, TX | March 22-29, 2020 | Driving | $300

Read more about all of our upcoming opportunities on our 2019-20 experiences page!


The 2018 team that traveled to Lynchburg, VA to work with Hunger and Sustainable Food Systems in a Food Desert