Broome Community College President Dr. Kevin Drumm reminded students, faculty, staff and community members that the College’s Alternative Spring Break will take place throughout our community on April 5th-9th, 2010.
The Spring Break Challenge is a week long program sponsored by the BCC Service Learning Program and challenges students to use spring break as a time to make a difference in their community.
“The program provides college students with the chance to do organized volunteer work in their respective communities,” said Dr. Drumm. “Many students are choosing not to spend their spring break on vacation and have expressed an interest in community service, and I applaud them for their commitment to our community. This is the third year the College is offering an alternative spring and the response has been impressive.”
Spring Break Challenge Projects:
Southern Tier Aids Program:
The Southern Tier AIDS Program seeks students to create and implement an aggressive marketing plan
The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse seeks student volunteers to assist with the creation and development of the new CHOW organic farm. Produce raised from the farm will feed disadvantaged populations in Broome County.
Phelps Mansion Museum:
The Phelps Mansion Museum, a local landmark, seeks students to assist in researching the Phelps family and other residents of the mansion. The information gathered will be used in museum programming, publications, and tours.
Absolute Care, a senior assisted living center, located in Endicott, NY, seeks students to design and implement a Wii tournament for residents.
Spend an exciting week helping the Discovery Center with their Spring Break youth programs. Have fun assisting children with art projects, learning about science and playing in the museum.
Five events are scheduled and several community agencies have signed up. A complete schedule of all the events can be viewed by clicking on the following link: http://sunybroome.edu/custom/springbreakchallenge.
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