Some 50 Hamilton students are forgoing warm beaches and powdery slopes to lend a hand to others through the 25th annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB). ASB is a volunteer venture that consists of five different community service trips this year.
During the first week of break, students are doing environmental work in West Virginia at Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River (FOLGR) and Coal River Mountain Watch. Another group is in Pittsboro, N.C., volunteering with Chatham Habitat for Humanity, where they will help build a house for a family in need.
Check out the interactive map of students' spring break activities.
Three trips are taking place during the second week of spring break. Students will be working with Habitat for Humanity in Rockbridge, West Va., and Hardin County Habitat for Humanity in Kentucky. A third group will volunteer at Baltimore’s Chesapeake Arts Center, a multi-discipline arts facility that offers entertainment and education for adults and children.
Hamilton now offers Alternative Break Experiences for students over Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. It enables them to participate in once-in-a-lifetime service opportunities while being exposed to a diverse world beyond the Hill.
Watch a news feature about Hamilton's ASBers working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Virginia on CBS affiliate WDBJ.