Saint Michael's College Service Trips are one of the first Alternative Break Programs offered in the United States. Edmundite Father Steve Hornat created the program in 1986 while working in the Office of Campus Ministry. That first year, Fr. Steve traveled with five students to New York City's Covenant House (with whom we continue to work to this day) to do service work over Spring Break. This experience brought with it the opportunity to see life outside what is known and what is comfortable: to sit with others; to actively work beside another; to learn, to witness, and to participate. We have since then expanded to thirteen service sites across the country, and world, offering a variety of opportunities to engage in service and stand for justice.