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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 11, 2011

Students interested in Alternative Spring Break invited to information session

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To view a video of Alternative Spring Break's 2011 service project and collaboration with Community Collaborations International in Niceville, Fla., click here.

Students interested in participating in a different kind of spring break experience are invited to an information session for Alternative Spring Break at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 13, in J.W. Jones Student Union Meeting Room B.  

Alternative Spring Break annually gives Northwest students an opportunity to participate in a week of service-learning and volunteering in a different environment. The mission of the organization is to progressively improve the experience of true service-learning for Northwest students and successfully incorporate classroom learning in real world situations. 

Founded in 2006, Alternative Spring Break focuses on projects involving environmental and disaster relief, Habitat for Humanity and humanitarianism. Northwest students previously provided disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, La., and partnered with Give Kids the World to help children with life-threatening illnesses in Kissimmee, Fla. The organization's 2010 trip to the Dominican Republic to work with Orphanage Outreach was the organization's first outside the United States. Last year, the group partnered with Community Collaborations International in Niceville, Fla., and participated in several community-based projects associated with restoring the coastal ecosystem affected by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill.

For more information, contact Amy Nally, Northwest's director of volunteer, service learning and civic engagement, at 660.562.1954 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468