Where are you going (or have you gone) for Spring Break?

Yes, we know some college students will head someplace warm and wonderful for Spring Break. And we wish them well (and wish they’d take us with them.)

However, we know there are other students who will volunteer their time during their break from class. On our campus, Tonya Ackley, our coordinator of community engagement, and several of our students will be joining the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Alternate Spring Break trip to Pittsboro, N.C.   

And actually, more students are volunteering during Spring Break, according to a report in U.S. News & World Report. In 2010, 72,000 students volunteered during alternative breaks, a number which was expected to increase to 80,000 in 2011.

Have you participated in an alternate spring break? We’d love to hear about it.

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