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March 29, 2004
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For Some SSU Students, Spring Break Will Be Spent on a Navajo ReservationYou won't find some SSU students lounging on the beach during the spring break. Instead they'll be on a Navajo reservation tutoring children.
A campus volunteer service organization called JUMP - Join Us Making Progress - is taking part in Alternative Spring Break in Arizona in April.
Nine students, including a JUMP advisor, will travel to the Navajo Nation Reservation in Tuba City in order to work with Navajo children, take part in cultural ceremonies, and learn about the social issues of the Navajo Nation.
When not involved in the education of youngsters, the SSU volunteers will also be included in several cultural and social events, and take a sightseeing trip to Grand Canyon.
Alternative Spring Break Coordinator Angela Flood says "I would hope that the participants are introduced to a new culture and challenged to consider how they can address social injustices through education and service."
She also hopes this program will aspire to the basic tenets of Alternative Spring Break, which include strong direct service, diversity, education, and reflection.
For more information regarding Alternative Spring Break and the Sonoma State trip to the Navajo Nation, contact Angela Flood, Alternative Spring Break Coordinator at (707) 664-4277 or at JUMP_SpringBreak@hotmail.com.
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