Winter 2017 Alternative Term Break Program
Central Penn students participated in the winter 2017 Alternative term Break program. The office of Diversity and Global Education launched the first Alternative term break in fall of 2015. The alternative term break program serves to give students service learning and cultural learning experiences to make the most out of their time off in between terms. This year, Students participated in community service at the North York Harvest food bank and refugee center where CPC students packed over 1000 pounds of non- perishable foods to serve 143 needy families. Students also experienced learning about the life of refugees that settle in Toronto. Experiences also included learning about environmental sustainability in an urban city by visiting and assisting with the Ryerson University roof-top garden project. Participants learned about how the university incorporated its rooftop grown food into the dining services menu. The students got a change to taste test the rooftop garden foods. Lastly, CPC students participated in cultural learning activities by exploring the culture and people of Toronto. Students were tasked with ethnographical interviews with the culturally diverse Kensington market section of Toronto. Look out for the next alternative spring break opportunity.