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Spring Break in the “south”

Okay, so Three Rivers is only 80 miles from Grand Rapids, but at least it’s SOUTH! A small group of Calvin College students will be making their way down 131 on March 20 to spend a week in our fine town working at Huss School and connecting with people and resources throughout the community. We’ll be exploring what it means to “seek the welfare of the city” in a small, rural town that has abundant resources in the areas of art, agriculture, business, journalism and diversity–as well as many needs.
Rob and I had a meeting with Johnathan, the trip’s student organizer, this morning and we are positively giddy about how much we’re looking forward to this trip. We’re hoping this group can help us get some things done at the school, as well as bring their fresh perspectives to bear on what the future off-campus program at the school could look like.
Please let us know if you’d like to connect with this group in some way while they’re in town. We’re still working out our schedule, so we have flexibility at this point–and of course, anyone is welcome to come work alongside us at the school! See our updated “Supplies Needed” page for a list of items we could still use for hosting work groups.

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Kirstin is a member of the *culture is not optional core community and is the Head Caretaker at GilChrist Retreat Center.