Nutley's Alexandra Airey Spent Spring Break Volunteering in Guatemala
Student volunteered on Alternative Spring Break program.
Alexandra Airey of Nutley spent spring break serving others as part of James Madison University's Alternative Spring Break program. Airey, a freshman social work major, traveled to Quetxaltenango, Guatemala to volunteer at Entremundos.
The group worked on three major projects while in Guatemala: helping with greenhouse construction, working on a local reforestation project and working with a local nutritional education program for children in the community. The group helped prepare the kids healthy snacks as well as played with the kids during school. The group traveled only with a light backpack of personal belongings and filled their checked baggage with donations for the people of Guatemala.
The student-led ASB trips, scheduled for March 2-9, are each based on a social issue such as homelessness, environmentalism or community wellness. Over 300 students embarked on 30 spring break trips around the country and world. The students spend the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group.