Habitat at UVA Collegiate Challenge
Collegiate Challenge is a Habitat program that many Campus Chapters from around the country participate in each year. It allows groups of five or more participants, 16 years of age and older, to visit one of Habitat’s 200 local affiliates throughout the United States. Groups spend one week working with the local affiliate, community and partner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the area. A Collegiate Challenge trip may be the best school break trip, not only do students help people in need—they have fun doing it!
This year students with Habitat at UVA traveled to Rocky Mount, NC for their annual Collegiate Challenge trip. Students worked with the Rocky Mount affiliate during their spring break, March 4-11th.
Last year, students traveled to Georgetown, South Carolina, where they worked on the framing of a single-family home. Students also worked with the Habitat store and constructed a memorial. Previous trips have allowed students to work with affiliates from Bluffton, South Carolina and various parts of Georgia.
If you are a Unviersity of Virginia student and interested in joining the 2012 Collegiate Challenge trip, view the Habitat at UVA website