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APSU students do service work during fall break

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last month, 20 Austin Peay State University students spent their fall breaks volunteering at three nonprofit organizations in Tennessee and Missouri, collectively completing 250 hours of community service.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last month, 20 Austin Peay State University students spent their fall breaks volunteering at three nonprofit organizations in Tennessee and Missouri, collectively completing 250 hours of community service.

From Oct. 10-14, students traveled in small groups to three locations, including the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary in Eureka, Missouri; the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center in Chattanooga; and The Kitchen in Springfield, Missouri. During their stay, students completed intensive volunteer work and contributed to the daily operational needs of each organization, as well as specially assigned projects for their visits.  

The Alternative Break program is organized by the Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement at APSU. Through a written application, students are selected to participate in a variety of service projects throughout the country that are organized by student leaders and faculty/staff advisors. A total of eight trips are scheduled throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, during the fall, winter, spring and summer. For more information on how to get involved, students should visit www.apsu.edu/volunteer