Honors Funded Travel: Mexico

Alternative Spring Break, 2013

Three FSU Honors students spent their spring break this year helping homeless families in Juarez, Mexico. Pre-Physical Therapy student, Kelly Wyckoff, Pre-Optometry student, Kevin Leahy, and Graphic Design student, Lauren Pinner, traveled 30 hours by van, along with a group of Ferris ‘His House Christian Fellowship’ students to Juarez, Mexico. This city has the reputation of being one of the most violent cities in the world, making it very often avoided by visitors and other aid organizations; this fact causes the poverty level to rise even more. ‘His House’ chooses cities that are in need of the most help; thus they make a yearly trip to Juarez to help the struggling community.

The students worked with ‘Casas por Cristo’, which is an organization dedicated to helping the less fortunate homeless families by building houses. The student’s time in Mexico was spent solely on building; there was no sightseeing, shopping, relaxing by the pool or other activities usually associated with spring break.

Our thanks go out to this outstanding group of young people.