Madison Students Spend Spring Break in Georgia Working With Habitat for Humanity

Four Madison students and Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School Advisor Beth Wilson are spending this week in Georgia building homes for Habitat for Humanity.

The work-based, service learning project was arranged by Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School student Sarah Coates as part of her senior research project.  Joining her are Emily Aylor, Alex Park, and Jenny Zhang.

Sarah’s Senior Research topic involves: international and domestic development efforts.  Specifically, her question is: “What are the most significant ways in which short-term international service projects impact host communities’ continuing development?”

Habitat for Humanity is a non-governmental nonprofit organization building simple, decent, affordable housing.  The Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge volunteer program affords a learning experience  for participants across the United States. Trips are available in the United States and different  countries.

Sarah chose the Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer program in Tucker, Georgia.  The team left April 2 and will return to Madison April 8.

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