Service not sunscreen will be the theme of upcoming spring break for 16 University of Bridgeport students who will work with orphans, the elderly and at-risk youth from March 15 to 21.

The Alternative Spring Break is an annual tradition at UB. Students travel to different destinations to participate in various causes, from building houses for Habitat for Humanity, doing Hurricane Sandy relief work, and working in community gardens and housing projects.

“This year, we’re headed to Puerto Rico. Most people think of it as a vacation destination but there’s a  lot of areas outside of the tourist spots that still need help,” said Virginia Orman, a junior from Milford.  “I think ASB is the most worthwhile activity to participate in and we’re extremely grateful for the funding and support we’ve received from the Alumni Board, local businesses, and Student Government Association to make this important trip possible.”

The 2015 Alternative Spring Break is being organized through the UB Campus Activities and Civic Engagement Coordinator.


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