Habitat at UVA Collegiate Challenge
Collegiate Challenge is a Habitat program that many Campus Chapters from around the country participate in each year. It allows groups of five or more participants, 16 years of age and older, to visit one of Habitat’s 200 local affiliates throughout the United States. Groups spend one week working with the local affiliate, community and partner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the area. A Collegiate Challenge trip may be the best school break trip, not only do students help people in need—they have fun doing it!
Last year students with Habitat at UVA traveled to Winston-Salem, NC for their annual Collegiate Challenge trip. Students worked with the Forsyth County affiliate during their spring break. Our students came to the site a few days after the affiliate hosted dozens of other university chapters for the Collegiate Challenge program's 25th anniversary. The team from UVa had four houses to complete from that anniversary build and enjoyed experiences from hiking to meeting Habitat families to learning building techniques. Enjoy some pictures from this trip that are shown on this page!
This year, current Collegiate Challenge chairs Katie Bland and Margaret Nersten are researching nearby affiliates and determining which site would be the most enriching for a team from Habitat at UVa. Contact us if you have any suggestions!