For Seattle Pacific University (SPU) students, their spring break consists of spending five days on Seattle streets, living like homeless people.
The project of living in someone else's homeless shoes is called Urban Plunge. Students have gained insight into what being homeless means and have appreciated the lessons they have learned along the way.
Chris Blackwood is the founder of Helping Neighbourhoods Implement Change, a social enterprise that offers transformational mentoring to help change the lives of at-risk youth within the Canadian society.
Spring Break Is Urban Plunge for a Group of SPU Students