MADISON— Old Bridge resident Christina Holowinski, a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, spent eight days in Arizona, where she worked with children of the Navajo Nation as part of FDU’s Alternative Break service project program. At FDU, she is enrolled in the allied health radiologic technology program.
Twenty students and two FDU administrators went to the economically depressed Navajo Nation community in Tuba City, Arizona, located near Grand Canyon National Park. The group volunteered with the Navajo children through Tuba City’s chapter of the Boys & Girls Club. Holowinski and the others worked with the children, providing safe games and activities for them, while at the same time learning from each other about their different cultures. The trip lasted from March 13 – March 20.
“I learned more from this trip than I could ever get out of any lecture or textbook,” said Holowinski. For the twenty years of my life, I have struggled to find something I am truly passionate about. After taking this trip, I can say that I have found my passion and it is helping others and being a role model for children.”
Due to the success of last year’s alternative spring break (where FDU sent 22 students to New Orleans), the FDU Student Government Association expanded the program to include three trips this year: one over winter break in Costa Rica and two over spring break, with one going back to New Orleans and one going to Arizona.
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