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YNN Central New York | Spring break at Farm Sanctuary

The lovely sights, sounds and smells of spring break ... For a group of students from the University of Miami, they have traded in their sunscreen and beach towels, for work gloves and farm animals. The Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen is hosting the group that for the next week will be on anything but a break. ... The students are studying a wide variety of majors, many of them having nothing to do with farming or animals. They came for themselves.

» Read full article | March 11, 2012

LUPE | Alternative Breaks students give a helping hand

Every year, students from colleges across the nation come to the Valley to volunteer with La Unión del Pueblo Entero and to learn more about issues along the Texas-Mexico border. ... Students helped flyer in the colonias, attended house meetings, and helped prepare for the annual Cesar Chavez March. The students visiting from the University of Miami had a special privilege this year: giving back to a family that has given so much to visiting students and the union year after year.

» Read full article | April 12, 2011

The Miami Hurricane | Taking time to help out

While some students jet off to exotic locales or tan by the pool, a dedicated group of participants will spend their spring vacation helping others and immersing themselves in a different way of life. ... From aiding the elderly in Huntsville, Ala., to promoting LGBTQ equality rights in Los Angeles, these students are serious about making a difference in the lives of others. ... ‘Our whole goal is not to have students go over for one week and volunteer and come back and not do anything about it. Our intention is for them to come back and ... carry on this passion.’

» Read full article | March 8, 2010

The Miami Hurricane | Students use break to lend a helping hand

‘The movement for action has strengthened,’ said Shelly Garg. ... Fifty-four students signed up to go to the hurricane relief site just outside of Kiln, Miss., and 10 went to Imokalee, Fla., where they stayed at a homeless shelter to volunteer their time with those affected by poverty. ... Garg, who participated in Alternative Spring Break her freshman year, said it inspired her to become more involved in volunteering in general. ‘It completely changes your world.’

» Read full article | October 18, 2005

The Miami Hurricane | Students lend a hand for Alternative Break

ASB sites include, among others, domestic violence, hunger and homelessness and environmental work. ... ASB representatives say offering an alternative program for spring break gives students a positive way to spend their vacation time. ‘[It] is a great way to meet new people from school who are interested in the same issues you are,’ Kasi Plute said. ‘It’s also an opportunity to do something about the way the world is.’

» Read full article | March 12, 2004

Additional articles

“Some get drunk, some help out on spring break” - The Miami Hurricane, February 25, 2008
“Women should not be ashamed of their bodies” - The Miami Hurricane, April 3, 2007
“SOAR AWARDS 2006: UM’s top student orgs” - The Miami Hurricane, April 14, 2006
“There’s more to do than parties & Cancun” - The Miami Hurricane, October 25, 2002