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An ‘Alternative’ Spring Break for U of M Students

January 22, 2012 8:04 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

University of Manitoba students who don’t want to experience a traditional Reading Week in February by either studying or taking a vacation, can feel a sense of pride by learning how to build a stronger community.

From February 21-24, students who join the Alternative Reading Week program will visit four Winnipeg agencies to learn about social justice issues. Each day will be spent at one of our four partner agencies, including Winnipeg Harvest, United Way Winnipeg, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and NEEDS (Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services).

Applications for the program must be received by January 27, 2012.