This post is long overdue, but I wanted to tell you guys about my experience on the Alternative spring break trip at Wentworth. At the end of my fall semester at Wentworth I heard about the opportunity to spend spring break in another state doing different types of community service work and was very interested. I found out more information and ended up applying to go on a trip to either San Diego, Washington D.C. or to stay in Boston. These trips are run through Wentworth’s Community and Learning Partnerships (CLP) on campus. They help students who attend Wentworth as well as students and residents of the greater Boston area.
I went through the interview process and was selected to join the trip going to Washington D.C. for spring break. During the week that we were there we volunteered at several different places. One of the places that we volunteered at was called Food and Friends. This company services over 2700 people per day who cannot get out to stores to buy or prepare their own food. They prepare meals and grocery packages and deliver every day. Working with this organization as well as the other organizations we worked for make me much more appreciative of the things that many people take for granted.
Even being a Wentworth student and being able to afford a college education is a privilege that I know I am very lucky to have. Taking this trip to Washington D.C. made me appreciate so much. I was able to meet so many different people that I would not have normally met on campus because they were not people who crossed my path previously. Taking this trip helped me to feel like a bigger part of the Wentworth community and the Boston community. It was an awesome program and working with the CLP was great. I would advise any Wentworth student to check out the CLP and maybe apply for an alternative spring break trip next year!