UM's Alternative Breaks
It's spring break at colleges around the country, including U of M, but a group of local students are spending their break in tool belts instead of bathing suits as part of the University’s Alternative Breaks, a campus-wide program providing students with unique opportunities for service and experiential learning.
The students will travel to St. George, Utah, for a week to work with Habitat for Humanity, helping build a home for a family in need while also learning about issues around homelessness.
The Alternative Breaks program includes students from varied majors and class levels. Some will earn credit but most are just volunteering their time and talents.