The students are involved in Missouri S&T's Miner Challenge, a week-long alternative spring break program that gives them a chance to help individuals and communities affected by issues like poverty and homelessness, while developing their own leadership skills. Twenty students will participate this year—half will spend their spring break in Chicago working with organizations that provide services to those impacted by hunger and HIV/AIDS and half will fly to Washington, DC, to work at various food banks. This is the fifth year of the program.

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