A group of 35 Fresno State students spent their spring break collectively volunteering 800 hours to community service projects at Stone Soup Fresno, Scout Island and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley.

Through Fresno State’s Alternative Spring Break program, 11 students, including Shihori Tozuka (pictured), worked on river clean-up, reforestation and invasive plant removal.

Participants develop leadership and communication skills through team building, enhance their personal and professional development and network with other students and community benefit organizations.