ORONO – More than 100 University of Maine students will spend their spring break volunteering to help others in need. The students are participants in UMaine’s Alternative Spring Break program, which coordinates activities of students and staff advisers who will do social or physical work at one of locations outside Maine.

Farhiya Mahamud of Lewiston will work at the Crossroads Group Home in Greenville, S.C. Katelin Urgese of Fryeburg will work at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center in New York City. Johanna Peralta of Auburn will work at The Cumberland Trail in Crossville, Tenn.

UMaine spring break begins after classes on Friday, Feb. 26. Classes resume on Monday, March 15.


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