Tag: community service
If you’re of a certain age, spring break is probably a distant memory. But most of us have someone in our life who’ll be taking a week or two off this month to rest and get away from the rigors of academia. While the phrase “spring break” comes with plenty of cultural connotations, the United Way has created a variety of programs that help students to spend their vacation giving back a bit—even while they soak up some sun and enjoy the company of their peers. “Alternative Spring Break” is just that—a spring break that offers an alternative to the usual debauchery; students participate in service projects (an alternative to say, beer pong tournaments) but still engage in plenty of social and cultural experiences with like-minded students from around the country.
Only one university in Maryland made it onto the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll this year, an award that honors schools “that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.” The honor was given to 110 schools nationwide on the basis of student volunteer hours, number of volunteer organizations, and co-curricular opportunities that involve community service. So which school in Maryland gets the most karma points? (drumroll please….)