Iowa State University
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Nicholas Morton, son of Gregg and Luann Morton of Fairfield, will be participating in an alternative spring break trip with Iowa State University.
The Student Activities Center at Iowa State University is sponsoring five spring service trips this year. Morton is one of 10 ISU students headed to Spartanburg, S.C., to work with Christmas in Action, a local nonprofit helping low-income and elderly families rebuild and repair their homes.
The objective of the alternative spring break program is to involve college students in service projects and to give students opportunities to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact. Being completely immersed in diverse environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. The other alternative spring break trips will be working across the U.S. with nonprofits serving children, Native Americans, refugees and the environment.