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Combating Violence Through Youth Empowerment

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Youth Empowerment

In early September, roughly 70% of the island of Anguilla was devastated by Hurricane Irma—a category 5 storm that wiped out churches, schools, homes, and government buildings. Prior to the storm, leaders in the community began a crusade against nation-wide issues such as crime and gun violence.

Youth, in particular, have taken a stand through local media. In addition to helping rebuild post-devastation, Howard University Alternative Spring Break (HUASB) seeks to assist in the restoration of Anguilla by combatting violence through youth empowerment. During the week-long service trip, HUASB volunteers will serve in various educational and social development settings.


Alexa Imani Spencer
Alexa Imani Spencer
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Major: Journalism
Classification: Junior
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