Kent State in Appalachia
Jan. 25, 2010 In Appalachia, there is no Lowe's to deliver wood. Instead, people have to cut down their own wood and ask someone with a large enough truck to drop it off. Jen Cechner, human development and family studies major, and Ann Gosky, senior special assistant for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, share their experiences from an immersion trip, which included moving a pile of wood about a mile.
Students who volunteer though Enrollment Management and Student Affairs have the opportunity for a similar experience during an alternative weeklong spring break in Appalachia, an Indian reservation in Buffalo, N.Y., or the largest federal homeless shelter in the United States in Washington D.C. for spring 2010.