Alternative Breaks Honored With Program of the Year

Published 06/18 2014 06:36AM

Updated 06/18 2014 07:09AM

WEDNESDAY, Utah (Good4Utah)-Kris Fenn and Nisha Kavalam stopped by the studio to discuss the University of Utah student program "Alternative Breaks" and their recent honor. The program that teaches students to be active citizens by restoring ecosystems, rehabilitating animals, serving the homeless, hungry and sick, was recently named program of the year by Break Away. Alternative Breaks program at the U encourages volunteerism and lifelong service by dispatching teams of students to communities in the western U.S. and Canada. Participation has increased by 130 percent this past year and the program raised $18,000 for scholarships to make it accessible to all students, offering a free trip in the fall for first generation students.The Alternative Breaks program is a collaboration between the Bennion Community Service Center and the Center for Student Wellness. It has been a part of the U since 1997. For more information about the Alternative Breaks program visit www.asb.utah.edu.  

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