James Madison University’s Alternative Spring Break program is celebrating its 20th year by doing what it does best, sending teams of students to locations in the United States and abroad to immerse themselves in a different community, live simply and offer service.
This year three students from Falls Church, instead of taking a college spring break, are participating in one of JMU’s Alternative Spring Break trips March 3 – 10.
Daniel Santos will be participating in JMU’s first-ever Mystery Trip. Participants signed up for the trip without previous knowledge of the agency or location, but were given information about the issue at hand and the service to be completed.
Catherine Lopez is part of the team traveling to Lakeland, Fla. to work with the largest Migrant Head Start Program in the country.
Marc Fernandes will be traveling to Maryville, Tenn. to work at Once Upon a Time Homestead.