Howard University students spend spring break helping community

(Source: CNN/file)
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 5:31 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Students from Howard University are spending their spring break helping out the community here in Louisville.

Howard University is a private, historically Black research institution in Washington D.C.

A group of students from the university are in Louisville for the Alternative Spring Break Project.

”These are our youth,” Habitat for Humanity Project Manager Jason Brownlee said. “That’s our future. And it’s great for our future to come out and assist because hopefully for years and years they’ll continue to come.”

They are helping out at Salvation Army Louisville to prepare food boxes for those in need.

Students were also able to work with Habitat staff and volunteers on houses in the Park Springs neighborhood off Westport Road.

The Howard University Alternative Spring Break program has been running for 29 years. It’s purpose is to get students involved in meaningful service projects.

“They took away their own Spring Break to enjoy it with us and that just says a lot about these guys out here,” Brownlee said.