Thirty-five Fresno State students are using their spring break this week to perform 800 hours of community service.
The Alternative Spring Break began Monday and runs through Thursday. Three teams of students are involved. One group is at Stone Soup Fresno and is putting on a four-day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp for fourth-through-sixth-graders. They will also do renovation work at the center and hold a spring carnival.
A second group is at Scout Island in Fresno, adjacent to the San Joaquin River, for clean up, reforestation and removal of invasive plants.
The final group is at Ronald McDonald House, preparing meals, doing home improvement projects and hosting residents to a movie night.
The Fresno State students are using the week to improve their leadership skills. A public reception will be held April 8 for student presentations about the service projects.