Breaks With Impact - Doing Good in the Neighborhood 

Service learning program…in Alexandria! "It really opened my eyes about the problems in Alexandria," says a program attendee after her three-day experience.

Have your children serve during school break! Spend one day or three days learning more about the issues that Alexandrians face and how nonprofits address those issues. They will discover how they can make a change in Alexandria.

This program for youth is focused on community engagement. Participants will learn more about social issues facing Alexandrians and how nonprofits address these issues, earning direct service hours and service learning hours. Lunch and snacks are provided. 

Read our Frequently Asked QuestionsHear what the Program Manager has to say about the program.

Save the Date for the Spring Program:

Middle School: High School:
April 7, 2020 Register online April 9, 2020 Register online

This program is partial grant funded throught the City of Alexandria’s Fund for Human Services and supported by Burke & Herbert Bank, Cabot Creamery and many individuals like you.

Summer 2019 Program Summary:  40 middle and high school students participated in the Breaks With Impact service-learning program and here is what some of them had to say: "I enjoyed learning about being safe while also having a interactive experience with pedestrians. I also enjoyed learning about other people's stories. I didn't enjoy learning about people's struggles but it is a part of life." "How we can help people in a lot of more different ways than I ever imagined." "I enjoyed helping people in any way possible." "I enjoyed learning about the different nonprofits in Alexandria and how I can help volunteer in my community. I look forward to finding new non profits to help or getting more involved with the ones we looked at."

Starting around 8:00 a.m., students had a full day of meeting with nonprofit leadership, clients, learning about their work and ways they can be involved. Students walked and took buses to seven sites across the City to learn about issues Alexandrians face.