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You know many college students throughout the country are parting the days away for spring break.
But that's not so for 400 students -- Howard University.
-- -- -- -- flocking to the beaches there rolling up their sleeves to respond to a call for help in troubled communities it's a selfless act beyond the dream.
400 Howard University students are by choice loading up on buses for their alternative spring break.
They will be spending time serving people in need.
They're reaching out to children and areas that are under constant duress crime poverty gangs and gun violence.
Each student chooses to get involved out of a sense of purpose.
Honoring the motto of Howard University truth and service I'm from -- California and the mission in Chicago is actually gun violence and over the years there have been a lot of issues in Chicago.
Lot of issues in Oakland.
Ended -- so very similar to what I'm dealing with at home losing children losing.
Just citizens just trying just trying to make it and I knew I had to do something.
In each city Howard students seek to help change the life of every child they encounter.
In Baltimore for example the students provide tutoring for younger students while on the streets there are taking civic action.
Getting more than 500 signatures from people to get an anti gang commission established in the city.
We've had a lot of crime this -- gangs so.
I look good I can put a separate in Chicago a city hard pressed for the gun violence Howard students are helping and efforts to challenge people.
To do something to say the team.
They helped to build a memorial wall -- bricks with the names of 370.
Struck down by gun violence.
Including the recent senseless murder of a six month old baby.
How in the world and America cannot fix what -- -- be shot five times and we still want my homes.
And we we say they would Christians and we -- that we love people who say they want help the youth.
We wanna help -- the trouble.
But that may -- -- back tonight is about.
Karma I'm sorry Howard University student spring break students coming out.
And rebuilding the memorial plus Bob -- didn't make a big beautiful by the families of this community.
The Howard students are just as outraged by the violence at perspectives high school they address it by encouraging teens to develop social trust.
Build healthy relationships at home and in school and to care for each other.
However I hope -- -- president bottling up your feelings and then.
Going off on somebody who doesn't know where you're coming from.
That was -- some -- -- -- that they don't see a way out there's no hope here they mean like Chicago there it is you know it's come balances gang violence and you don't have to do anything wrong.
For a you know you to be a victim of that and that can't happen as a change.
The Howard students do realize they -- change agents and are determined to make a difference.
Think you know those he will changes I I think that these are true this until it changed the world I think this service -- apart and kids -- -- And they're determined.
-- like Moses the Howard students seek to -- children in poor areas to the promised land.
Like Harriet Tubman the Howard students' desire to -- children enslaved by poverty and violence.
To a place of freedom through education and you think gateway to prosperity.
Beyond the during.
Howard University students visited Atlanta and Detroit -- -- and other cities they even travel to Haiti.
And after ribeiro says -- the alternative spring break inspires a trailblazing spirit in each student.
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