Franklin News-Post reports on students’ spring break volunteerism

The Franklin News-Post reported nine University of Maine students spent spring break in Virginia building a ramp for a Franklin County resident with the help of Renovation Alliance. The students are part of a group called Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement. About 60 to 70 UMaine students participate in the program each spring, the article states. “I believe in their careers,” said Jennifer Iwerks, a diversity and inclusion specialist in UMaine’s Division of Student Life, and the staff member along for the trip. “These students will continue to volunteer in their communities.”