Here at HC, we definitely appreciate a good spring break. Whether you plan on hitting up the beach with some friends or going skiing with family, it’s always rewarding to create incredible spring break plans.
This spring, MTV is partnering with United Way and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel to host “Spring Fix,” an alternative spring break to help rebuild areas that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The best part of it all? MTV is going to pay for 50 students to go!
College students who are interested in participating in “Spring Fix” can submit applications until January 28, 2013 at Springbreak.MTV.com. Traveling costs and accommodations will be covered for the 50 selected students. Collegiettes who are unable to join but want to get involved will be able to find additional service opportunities at Springbreak.MTV.com or at Serve.MTV.com.
“Spring Fix” will kick off on Sunday, March 17 and end on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. MTV cameras will be in the New York and New Jersey areas throughout the week capturing all of the “Spring Fix” activities. MTV expects celebrities, politicians and other famous figures to stop by and take part in the festivities.
Participants will be featured in a special “spring break” themed week on MTV, mtvU, and MTV2, when MTV airs the “Spring Fix” footage.
“These young people are skipping the typical spring break parties to give back, and we’re honored to spotlight their work across our network,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV.
“People who experience a disaster like Hurricane Sandy face major challenges like disruptions to their education, loss of income and even health risks,” said Edwin Goutier who oversees United Way. “This project will shine a light on young people who are doing something about it and hopefully inspire many others to join us.”
So apply to join MTV this spring break in an effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy!