AAP students try out an alternative Spring Break

June 1st 2010
Giving, Students
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[caption id="attachment_222" align="alignright" width="300" caption="UW students take a break from building a house in Denver during the Academic Advancement Program Alternative Break program this spring. "]AAP students[/caption]

Spring Break is all about crazy parties on beaches in Mexico, right? Wrong.

A group of undergraduate students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Academic Advancement Program proved that spring break can be fun in different ways.

Through the AAP Student Organization Alternative Break program, a group of ten UW students traveled to Denver to work on a building project with Habitat for Humanity - Collegiate Challenge.

At night, the students slept in a church community center and spent their your days busy in the Denver sun building homes.

Check out undergraduates Daniela Granados-Moody and Joseph Anderson on the local Fox 31 news and hear more about these Badgers and their inspiring work.

Alternative Spring Breaks contribute to student community building, an important pillar of the AAP Program. Past trips have included traveling to Florida City, Florida, to work for Centro Campesino and to Miami, Florida, to work for Habitat for Humanity.