Saint Joseph’s University Students to Serve in Appalachia during Spring Break
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On March 4, 500 students, team leaders and participating faculty will set out on Saint Joseph’s University’s annual spring break Appalachian Experience. This is the largest group ever to participate in the 18-year history of the project.
Each year a group of undergraduates and SJU community members travels to locations along the Appalachian mountain range, where they work with local organizations to support education, children’s and women’s advocacy initiatives, food pantries and Habitat for Humanity chapters.
“Every year there’s a real push from our student leaders to make the Appalachian Experience as widespread and engaging as possible, which is why we’ve seen such great increases in participants over the past few years,” said Matt Fullmer, campus minister and facilitator for service immersion programs.
SJU students will serve at 15 sites in four states: Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. [Saint Joseph’s University]