Florida Students Helping Valley Residents

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As most college students go to the beach and party on spring break, one particular group is using their time off to help the community.

11 students from the University of South Florida are in the valley working with members of non-profit organizations like LUPE.

They’re all part of a program known as ‘Alternative Spring Break.’ It allows students from USF travel to different parts of the nation to do a service project.

This group in particular decided to focus on immigration and chose to do their service here in the valley.

Jose Flores, USF Student said, “Some people can’t just take a vacation out of their life. They’re stuck in this kind of condition each and every single day of their lives. I think it’s important to keep that in mind while you’re out there doing your work and pursuing your career. It’s important to take some time off and help those in need or the most unfortunate.”

The students will be joining members of LUPE for a meeting to inform colonia residents on their rights in case they’re asked for documentation.

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