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Stanford Report, February 25, 1998

HIV/AIDS Spring Break receives award: 2/98

HIV/AIDS Alternative Spring Break receives Wyatt Award

The 1997 Stanford HIV/AIDS in San Francisco Alternative Spring Break recently received the Joe B. Wyatt Award for the curriculum-based alternative spring break of the year. The award was presented by Break Away, a national organization that honors the achievement and dedication of students involved in alternative break programs throughout the country. The Stanford project was chosen for its "consistent involvement with multiple community organizations and the depth of the educational elements of the curriculum-based alternative spring break."

The HIV/AIDS project in San Francisco was one of several Alternative Spring Break service-learning projects that gave Stanford students the opportunity to experience the reality of social issues through assigned reading, group discussion, personal reflection and hands-on community service. This is the second consecutive year that Stanford's Alternative Spring Break program has been chosen for one of the Break Away awards; last year it received the Program of the Year Award. SR