CHECK BACK SOON FOR INFORMATION ON ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK 2014.
Alternative Spring Break 2013
Most students hear the words “Spring Break” and think it’s a week off from studying, tests, and college all together. For some, it’s a vacation. This week however, students at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (KVCTC) will be traveling to area communities assisting with several service projects as part of the College’s first Alternative Spring Break program.
On many campuses, students travel overnight for one full week to assist in another community (usually out-of-state) during Alternative Spring Break. However, KVCTC’s program is unique in that it is structured to fit the busy schedule of adult and community college students. In addition, the program is designed to serve the counties and communities in which the students live. Vans will leave the South Charleston campus each day and will return the same day in the early evening. The students will be assisting with service projects in Kanawha, Cabell, Lincoln, and Boone Counties of West Virginia. Students will be working on projects to support the following organizations and locations: Habitat for Humanity, Little Victories No Kill Animal Shelter, Big Ugly Community Center, Manna Meal, and Boone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Over the last few weeks, the College has been holding a book and food drive, as well as, a drive to collect supplies for the animal shelter to support the Alternative Break service projects. This program is sponsored through a grant from the National Campus Compact and the Student Government Association of KVCTC.