Alternative Spring Break Underway

March 6, 2017

Some students use their spring break to relax on a beach, while others travel home to see family and friends. But a handful of Wentworth students will spend their week helping those in need.

Through Alternative Spring Break (ASB)—coordinated by the Center for Community and Learning Partnerships (CLP)—groups of students travel to cities around the country to work on a range of service projects.

“One thing that’s great about ASB is that students who may want to give back to their communities, but don’t know how they can, use these trips to find an outlet for community service,” said Courtney Wright, assistant director of the CLP. “We want to show students how they can give back to any community.”

This year, ASB groups will travel to Washington, D.C., and Homestead, Fla. The CLP has coordinated trips to both areas in the past.

In Washington, students will work with organizations including Martha’s Table, which provides healthy food for charter and public-school students, and Food & Friends, which prepares and delivers specialized foods for people facing life-challenging illnesses.

The Homestead group will be working with the Florida Keys Wildlife Bird Center and Everglades Outpost, which both care for animals in need.

“Sometimes students may not realize how much they will get out of volunteering, personally. These trips try to help students find all the benefits of volunteer work,” Wright said.

Students will depart for the trips on March 4 and return on March 11. To follow the ASB trips on social media, look for #WITASB on Twitter and Instagram.

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