FORT LAUDERDALE (March 1, 2018) – Students representing six colleges from all over the country will be using their spring break to make a difference in others’ lives by building homes through Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s Collegiate Challenge program.
Students, with assistance from Habitat Broward’s Leader and Core volunteers, will be working on seven new home builds in Fort Lauderdale and six new home builds in Pompano Beach during their visits from Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018 and Tuesday, March 13 to Friday, March 16, 2018. Habitat Broward provides accommodations right on Fort Lauderdale Beach – at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. During their days on the construction site from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., students will be provided morning snacks and lunch, thanks to our generous sponsors such as the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, JM Family Enterprises, BBi, The Cheesecake Factory and First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale.
“Collegiate Challenge offers an education all on its own. Young adults learn construction and build lifelong friendships. At the same time, families realize the dream of homeownership. That makes for a truly memorable spring break,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward.
Schools participating in the Collegiate Challenge include Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), University of Findlay (Findlay, Ohio), North Carolina State University, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, Theta Tau Omega from Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) University, and Truman State University (Missouri).
Through Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge program, more than 250,000 students have volunteered during their spring break to help improve communities by building safe and affordable homes across the United States.
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