Ten Baylor students left for Asheville, N.C. on Thursday where they will spend their fall break involved with that city's homeless at the A-Hope Day Center. Faculty members Dallas and Laquita Joseph are leading the trip.
According to Ms. Joseph, the students will do more than just clean and cook at the center, which provides basic services. "We like for the kids to acutally get to know the folks there. When you meet people who are homeless and listen to their stories, you see that there is more than 'homeless' that defines them. People from all walks of life find themselves in this situation, and for all kinds of reasons. We tend to stereotype the homeless as lazy, uneducated, or untrained and engaging them in real conversation helps break those stereotypes down."
Students taking the trip are James Atkins, Max Barringer, Courtney Clark, Erika Giuse, Cain Hawkins, Sharon Kim, Faraaz Noorani, Soha Noorani, Kate Probasco, and Katie Wolford.
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