Student Ambassadors use Spring Break as an Educational Journey
March 28, 2019
During their spring break, UA Cossatot Student Ambassadors traveled to Little Rock to explore tourist attractions and learn more about global hunger and poverty. Visiting the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, a 1200-acre ranch that focuses on finding solutions to poverty, hunger, and environmental issues, student ambassadors were able to simulate the experience of living in a third world country.
“We knew our stay at Heifer Ranch was going to be one night, but we didn’t know what to expect,” said Alondra Galvez. “We had to make our own fire, prepare and cook our own food, and sleep on a cold, hard floor, which is a normal way of living for many people around the world.”
Student ambassadors hiked to Pinnacle Mountain and ate lunch at The Root Café, which uses food grown by local Arkansas farmers. They learned the value of growing one’s own food. After touring an art exhibit and volunteering at a Salvation Army kitchen, the group understood how serious poverty is and how it affects people.
“We all had a positive attitude about this trip and had fun, but we learned that we have the power to help make a change for those who are suffering,” said Galvez. “Speakers on this trip reminded us that we are educated, we have a voice, and we can speak our thoughts while using resources like social media to make a difference.”
UA Cossatot students interested in becoming a student ambassador can contact Daniel Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.