CLINTON — Crystal Lin, of Utica, was one of 36 Hamilton College students who participated in the college’s 26th annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) from March 17-31.
Lin, a freshman, is a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School.
Hamilton’s Alternative Spring Break program is aimed at increasing students’ awareness and concern of social issues while generating a life-long interest in community service. This year, participants traveled to Rockbridge, Va., Goldsboro-Wayne, N.C., and Marion County, S.C., to work on Habitat for Humanity projects, and to Baltimore to work with youth.
The Alternative Spring Break program began in 1993 when 20 students traveled to Miami to work on Hurricane Andrew relief with Habitat for Humanity. Participants in the ASB trips hold a number of fund-raisers throughout the academic year to earn money for their expenses, which include van rentals, accommodations, meals, and in some cases, site fees.