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Not all Brock University students spent Reading Week on a beach, soaking up the sun.
Some 50 Brock students participated each day in Alternative Reading Week - Niagara, which had some sticking around close to home or volunteering abroad in South Carolina, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador.
Alternative Reading Week - Niagara is the local component of the overarching Alternative Reading Week program. It’s run by Student Life and Community Experience and volunteer projects took place at a variety of service agencies and organizations in Niagara and internationally, said Sandy Howe, Brock’s service learning co-ordinator.
“The goal of Alternative Reading Week was to provide an opportunity for Brock students to give back to their community and make a difference,” Howe said.