Since 2000, approximately 150 Upper Iowa University students have traveled to a dozen states and four countries to provide volunteer services to local residents. As part of the University’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, teams of college students and their chaperones are placed in communities to engage in positive social action and education.
The program goals range from increasing cultural awareness, to bringing academic learning to life, or to creating a life-long service ethic. UIU encourages participation by any student, regardless of enrollment location.
This year’s 20 participating students have chosen to help citizens of New Orleans, La., and Puerto Rico in March 2016. In an effort offset travel costs, the students are hosting a Chili Supper/Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 29. Serving will be from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in Dorman Gymnasium on the Fayette campus.
The fundraiser precedes the Peacock wrestling match against Southwest Minnesota State University. Tickets for both events can be purchased at the door.
Anyone unable to attend the Chili Supper/Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser, but wishes to donate to the 2016 UIU Alternative Spring Break may contact Daryl Grove, UIU assistant dean of students/director of student leadership and adventure, at 563-425-5209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.