Colorado students build homes during spring break

Thirty students from Westminster High School in Colorado recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County during their spring break. The youth volunteers are participants of Collegiate Challenge, Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program.

During their week here, the Westminster students helped build two houses in Piru with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County staff and volunteers.  “We were excited to host these students during their spring break,” said Stacy Swanson, Executive Director. “Their work will help two very deserving low-income families in need obtain safe, decent, and affordable homes, which should leave them with a very memorable spring break experience.”

From February to April, Collegiate Challenge participants from across the country volunteer in more than 200 Habitat locations.  In the past 21 years of the program, more than 168,000 Collegiate Challenge participants have volunteered with Habitat during their school breaks.

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