OGDEN, UT (03/16/2020) — Nasima Madbouhi of Mountain View spent spring break serving the North Carolina community.
Sixty-four Weber State University students chose to spend Spring Break, the first week of March, volunteering in communities around the country and the world. Groups are headed to North Carolina, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and the Dominican Republic.
Alternative Spring Break trips, hosted by the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), give students a chance to spend a week immersed in service work. Participants connect with nonprofit organizations during the trips to serve in meaningful and efficient ways.
"The overall service and getting to see the impact you make on others lives in the most simple ways is really grounding. You get to experience their life and their town all in a short amount of time. You learn some amazing life lessons that you wouldn't be able to gather anywhere else." said Madbouhi.
This is Madbouhi’s second excursion to help people by doing service work. Last year over spring break, she was one of the students who served in New Orleans and helped with revitalization projects.
Madbouhi will graduate this spring from Weber State with a degree as a P A. or physician’s assistant. She is also serving as the senior care-giver at Community Option in Ogden while attending Weber State. Community Option is a 10-state organization, which helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Madbouh has also volunteered and assisted PA Amanda Barnes at the Urie Urgent Care facility.