Collegiate Challenge

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2016 Schools  |  2016 Sponsors

One week can change a life forever….

A Collegiate Challenge trip may be the best school break you will ever have. What other program gives you and your friends an opportunity to travel to Florida and spend a week working side-by-side with a future Habitat for Humanity homeowner? Not only do you help people in need–it’s also fun! You’ll have the chance to improve your carpentry skills, connect with new people in a new place and put your faith into action by making a real difference in Habitat for Humanity’s work of eliminating substandard housing.

What is Collegiate Challenge?

The Collegiate Challenge program began in 1989 and has grown into one of the largest year-round alternative break programs in the United States and Canada. Each year, thousands of high school and college students, as well as youth from church groups and other community organizations, participate in Collegiate Challenge. At Beaches Habitat, we welcome you and your organization to join us in the Sunshine State for this year’s Collegiate Challenge. If you are interested in learning more visit our Contact Us Page

How does it work?

During the months of February and March, Beaches Habitat hosts groups of 10 to 25 students from up to 10 colleges and universities. The students each make a small donation and commit to volunteering approximately 32 hours on the construction site. In return, Beaches Habitat provides the group with no cost housing, several meals, daily refreshments, construction skills training, and a safe and fun alternative to traditional spring break trips. Registration is through the Collegiate Challenge department of HFHI and typically begins in October.

2016 Schools

February 15th to 26thUniversity of Guelph
February 29th to March 4thMount St. Mary's University
Saint Francis University
March 7th to 11thFlorida State University
James Madison University
Siena Heights University
March 14th to 18thUniversity of Louisville
March 21st to 25thGeorgia Tech
Stevens Institute of Technology

2016 Sponsors

Housing Sponsors

Beach United Methodist Church

Neptune Baptist Church

Neptune Baptist Church
Community Presbyterian Church

Community Presbyterian
Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church

Lunch Sponsors

Firehouse Subs

Beach Diner

Beach Diner
Native Sun

Hurricane Grill & Wings

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Limbaugh Electrical ContractingIsle of Faith United Methodist Church

Isle of Faith

Christ United Methodist Church