Paige Sonon of Temple spent a week of the 2019 summer break working in Negril, Jamaica, through Alvernia University’s Alternative Breaks program. Sonon is studying BSN Nursing at the university.
During the Alternative Break to Jamaica, Sonon engaged with children while assisting them with their educational and creative skills, painted a school, sorted clothing donations, attended mass and learned about the Franciscan charism. The team also learned information about poverty, environmental sustainability and education in Jamaica.
Alvernia’s Alternative Break programs organize weekend and week-long service and immersion trips for students to inspire and empower them to lead lives dedicated to serving the underserved, promoting peace and justice and working towards the common good.