Howard University Students Spend Their Spring Break Helping Detroiters

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Image credit: Photo by Jerome Vaughn

A group of students from Howard University is in Detroit this week helping kids improve their literacy skills.

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Students from the University of Michigan often spend their spring break in Detroit — helping to clean up neighborhoods or working on other community projects.  But it isn’t the only school tackling such projects. 

A group of students from Howard University in Washington D.C. is in Detroit this week helping kids improve their reading skills. 

Chanel Boyd is a senior at the historically Black university.  She’s the coordinator for the Alternative Spring Break Detroit site for Howard.

She sat down with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn to talk about the project and why she got involved.

Boyd is graduating this year and is weighing her options for medical school in the fall.


Jerome Vaughn, News Director

Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. He joined WDET in 1992 to help chronicle Detroit’s comeback and let people around the world know the truth about his hometown.

jvaughn@wdet.org Follow @jvdet

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