March 3, 2008

Students from Wayne State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will learn and volunteer in Detroit during their spring break March 9-14, 2008

Wayne State University students, along with visiting students from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will learn about issues affecting Detroit and make a difference by volunteering during their spring break. They also plan to learn from each other during a bus tour and lecture about Detroit and an informal dinner together.

Wayne State's Alternative Spring Break Detroit program (ASBD) is a substance-free spring break where students volunteer for five to six hours each day at nonprofit organizations. They eat at culturally-themed restaurants each night, stay in a downtown church and attend educational sessions that focus on education, crime and blight, arts and cultural awareness and hunger and homelessness. The ASBD program helps students transform negative stereotypes and increase their awareness about issues affecting the city. It also gives them a connection to Detroit beyond what they experience at Wayne State. This year's involvement with students from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will add another dimension to the already successful ASBD experience.

ASBD takes place March 9-14, 2008 and is sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Detroit Orientation Institute. For more information, call (313) 577-1010.

Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 11 schools and colleges to more than 33,000 students.


Tiny Sebastian
Phone: (313) 577-1010

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