USC Upstate, Scholars Academy Participate in Alternative Fall Break Programs

October 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

20141023_124041 Students from the University of South Carolina Upstate and The Scholars Academy volunteered in the Spartanburg area as part of fall break.

Vanessa Jaramillo was part of a group of 10 students who worked with Habitat for Humanity in Spartanburg.

“Since we went to other communities like New Orleans and Nicaragua the last few times, we decided to do something more local and give back to our community instead,” Jaramillo. “We helped a local family to build their home and to start a future here in Spartanburg.”

A group of 14 students from IMPACT, a community service organization at USC Upstate, sorted food and other items at Second Harvest Food Bank Thursday at the food bank’s facility in Charlotte, N.C. Items sorted at this facility are distributed to ag20141023_085304encies in North and South Carolina.

Students at The Scholars Academy volunteered at Hatcher Gardens and Woodland Preserve, Middle Tyger Community Center, the Hospice Barn in Landrum, Upstate Family Resource Center in Boiling Springs, The Salvation Army, Total Ministries, the Sunshine Club at First Baptist Church and at the Carpenters Table.

The USC Upstate tennis teams volunteered Thursday at the Carolina Miracle League. See photos from their volunteer experience here.