Silver City, NM- In March 2018, the WNMU Department of Student Life is sending five students and one staff member to the Dominican Republic for their second annual Alternative Spring Break. The students traveling will spend the week performing several community service projects while immersing themselves in another culture.
Among the projects students have the chance to work on are: distributing groceries to families in impoverished communities, assisting at an orphanage, various construction projects, helping out at elementary schools, and hosting sports clinics for children in the community.
Student Life are currently asking for students, staff, faculty and community members to donate items for their project, including school supplies, baby wipes, books, arts and crafts, children’s clothing, diapers, cleaning materials and educational items such as math cards and spelling cards. Any donations can be delivered to Katherine M. Warren, the WNMU Student Activities Coordinator and Hall Director at the Student Life Office located in the WNMU PE Complex.
“We are very eager for this trip,” Warren said. “The students are feeling all sorts of emotions- nervous to fly, excited to be in another country, anticipating trying new things, and ready for all the surprises the week may bring!”
Once they return from their trip, the students who attend will host a campus-wide presentation and share their experiences and what they learned with their peers.