Spring Break is legendary for going to Florida or even Mexico for fun in the sun in early March. But at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC a bunch of students decided to stay home and do something to help the community.
They contacted Habitat For Humanity and asked how they could help. The students worked with crews on nine different homes in various stages of construction in the New Heights neighborhood of West Asheville. Student and project co-leader Emza Shackelford was excited to get to work on the project. “Habitat has been fabulous … and it’s been great," she says. "It allowed me to stay in the Asheville area as well, which was really nice.”
While the students didn’t have to spend their vacation from school working to help provide housing for low income families in the area, Warren Wilson College does require community engagement from its students in order to graduate.