Challenge Alternative Spring Break
for something fun to do over Spring Break? Looking
for a way to meet new people, have tons of fun, and
visit some interesting places? Then
sign up for Holy Cross' Collegiate Challenge Program!
in 1989, Collegiate Challenge is one of the country's
largest year-round alternative break programs. Approximately
8,500 high school and college students participated
in Collegiate Challenge during Spring Break, while
an additional 1,000 students participated during
other seasons this past year. The program is coordinated
by Habitat's Campus Chapters and Youth Programs department.
Cross sends around 200 students to different states in
the South each year for Collegiate Challenge. With
a student body of only 2,800, Holy
Cross was recognized nationally in 2001 as the college
with the most student participants of any college in the
students work with the local affiliates on "blitz builds."
Students perform various tasks from laying the foundation
to raising the walls, working on the roofs, or painting
the interiors. Students work right along the Habitat
families many times and are invited to community pot luck
dinners at the end of the week. Housed in community
centers or churches, students gain a hands-on experience
of what life is like in the deep South.
Cross Collegiate Challenge sites differ each year.
During the spring semester of 2003, students traveled
sites in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, South
Carolina and Alabama.
begin in October every year. Watch out for more