TIFFIN, OHIO – For most college students, spring break is a time to relax at home or have fun in the sun. About 30 Heidelberg University students headed south during spring break this year, but not for the typical reasons. Three groups completed a week of community service in Kentucky, Mississippi and Nicaragua.
Meghan Yost of Mexico, a junior majoring in history and political science, traveled to Biloxi, Miss., to participate in Heidelberg’s popular Alternative Spring Break program, a weeklong service trip.
In Morehead, Kentucky, they helped with a community rebuilding project. In Biloxi, Miss., the worked with the Back Bay Mission on the ongoing rebuilding process in communities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Finally, one team traveled to Jinotega, Nicaragua, where they taught English to grade-school children through Outreach360.
Administered by the Office of Campus Ministry and Religious Life, Heidelberg”s Alternative Spring Break program provides a learning model for experiencing different cultures and the important role of the servant leader, preparing students to be socially conscious citizens of the world.
Founded in 1850, Heidelberg offers 32 majors, 30 minors and 10 pre-professional programs, awarding the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music degrees, as well as master6 consecutive years as one of the top colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.
For more information visit the web site at www.heidelberg.edu