Celebrating 25 years of Collegiate Challenge

Collegiate Challenge

Since 1989, young people ages 16 to 25 have chosen Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge over a typical student break trip. 

 Here is the impact of 25 years of Collegiate Challenge:

  • Since 1989, 230,100 student volunteers have participated in spring break builds. More than 8,300 students are expected to build with Habitat this spring. The 10 teams participating with us this week were part of a competitive selection, which brings together many Habitat veteran volunteers and first-time participants.
  • 178 affiliates, including Habitat Forsyth, are hosting student groups this spring.
  • Since 1996, 543 affiliates have played host to Collegiate Challenge teams.
  • Spring break teams donated more than $1.6 million to Habitat affiliates. Since 1989, more than $24.1 million has been donated to local affiliates. 

Collegiate Challenge’s 25th anniversary celebration

Collegiate Challenge celebrated 25 years of alternative break trips and energetic volunteers in 2014. We thank you for contributing your time, energy and passion into helping us further Habitat for Humanity’s mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. This slideshow will provide you with a glimpse into the past 25 years. We hope this presentation will inspire you to continue to build for another 25 years.


Detail of a substandard house in Coahoma, Mississippi, USA.

Collegiate Challenge host affiliates receive $100,000 in donated funds from volunteers.


Habitat for Humanity International/Ray Scioscia