Breakout Local

Around during break? Want to make a difference in our community and learn how to do service well? Breakout Local connects students with local organizations who need help tackling important projects that will have direct impact on the communities they serve and the social issues they address, such as education, hunger and homelessness.

Take some time during break to learn what it means to be an active citizen in the service of humanity; it’s also a week to have fun and meet new friends! Volunteer with organizations in the local community. You can volunteer for anywhere between two and 10 hours during the week. There will be opportunities for you to meet other Princeton students through Volunteer 101 training and a reflection dinner at the end of the week. 

Sign up for  Breakout Local


2019 Spring Break Schedule

*Scroll below schedule to read descriptions of events.
10:00am-12:00pm Volunteer 101
1:00pm - 3:30pm Princeton Arts Council1:00pm - 3:30pm Princeton Arts Council
3:30pm - 6:00pm Princeton Young Achievers3:30pm - 6:00pm Princeton Young Achievers5:30pm - 6:30pm Reflection Dinner

Opportunity Descriptions

  • Volunteer 101: Designed for those who are beginning a new service opportunity, this training will equip you with the knowledge needed to have a successful and meaningful service experience.

  • Princeton Young Achievers:  (PYA) is a unique after-school program that helps children from low- and moderate-income neighborhoods improve their school performance and English language skills.

    The program provides homework assistance and educational support on a daily basis, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. In the spring of 2011, the Princeton Family YMCA, with a focus on youth development, “adopted” Princeton Young Achievers to ensure the program’s viability and sustain it into the future.

    *** Volunteers will be helping with after-school care for 4th-5th grade students primarily. To volunteer with PYA you need to fill out the form in the Breakout Local sign-up form. 

  • Princeton Arts Council: The ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of arts and arts education programs including studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and media arts, exhibitions, performances, and free community cultural events. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region. Creating art and learning from working artists and performers in intimate artistic encounters directly addresses the ACP’s mission. Through these creative encounters, all people are encouraged to engage in the creative process.

    *** Volunteers with the Arts Council will be working to help with painting and organizing spaces in the local center. 

  • Reflection Dinner: A celebration and reflection of the Breakout Local week where students, staff, and partners are invited to break bread and share perspective.