HARRISONBURG, VA (10/30/2023)– Covington, VA resident Erin Smith spent fall break serving others through James Madison University’s Alternative Fall Break Program. Smith volunteered with Shenandoah National Park.
The student-led AFB trips took place from October 18-20. Each trip focused on a social issue, such as homelessness, resettlement, environmentalism or community wellness, in a specific region. Over 50 students embarked on four fall break trips around the region. The students spent the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group.
Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education, where students enjoy engaging relationships with world-class faculty who drive education innovation and support advanced research. With state-of-the art amenities and facilities, students have access to NCAA Division 1 athletics. JMU also has the highest post-graduation job levels of all Virginia colleges.
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