Spring break in York? Some college students will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

In this file photo from 2004, Liz Byron, then a sophomore at Boston College volunteered with York Habitat for Humanity during her spring break.

Local college students might be looking to head somewhere tropical for spring break, but others will be spending their time in York.

More than 60 college students will be volunteering with York Habitat for Humanity during their spring breaks, according to a news release.

Through Habitat for Humanity International’s Collegiate Challenge, a national alternative break program, the students will be helping to build affordable housing in the area, according to the release.

Students from Bay State College and Providence College are in York this week, and the University of Virginia’s Catholic Student Ministry will participate March 11 to 15.

Students from University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and Middlebury College students will also visit during March.

The students will be housed at Trinity UCC’s Retreat Center and Otterbein United Methodist Church of York, and suppers will be hosted by a different local church each week, the release says.

What do you think of the idea of alternative breaks, which usually involve college students doing community service somewhere?

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at amason@ydr.com or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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2 Responses to Spring break in York? Some college students will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

  1. Sarah Chain says:

    Best spring break I ever had was a service trip to the Redwoods to help park rangers prepare for spring — installing temporary bridges, clearing trails, etc. Most beautiful place on earth.

  2. Brandie Kessler says:

    Habitat was a great spring break experience for me, too. During my junior year of college, I went with a group of students to build two houses in Georgia. It was very HOT, but also a tremendously rewarding experience. It was gratifying helping people in need, and incredibly empowering seeing what a group of college students could build with their hands in a week. I would recommend it to anyone.

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