Boise State alternative spring break focuses on a commitment to community

Posted at 2:38 PM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 21:53:39-04

Boise State students are enjoying spring break this week, however some students are taking this opportunity to help out in the community, across the country and beyond.

These alternative breaks give students and opportunity to make a difference while at the same time these students learn valuable lessons about community and the dynamics of the political and social spectrum.

Students get a chance to learn by doing and while two of the opportunities will take place in Boise, this program also allows students to travel to other places in the country and even to Jamaica.

Some of the programs include animal advocacy and rehabilitation in Kanab, Utah, fighting hunger in Idaho and environmental sustainability and National Parks in Zion.

Six on your Side caught up with students who are making a commitment in our community and we found them restoring trails near Table Rock.

These students have also worked with refugees at Treefort and met with city council members, the students believe taking this alternative spring break will help them in the future.