Anthony McClenny served as the 2010 president of the Alternative Spring Break for the Sunflower County Freedom Project, or ASB4SCFP, a spring break trip sponsored by the Black Student Movement. ASB4SCFP is an annual service project in which a well-selected group of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke students travel to Sunflower, Mississippi to educate local middle and high school students on topics regarding health and sexual activity. The organization is entirely student-run, and participants are expected to create their own curriculum for the SCFP “self and health” camp as well as plan activities outside of the program to take advantage of the area’s abundant culture and history.
Though challenging, the job of ASB4SCFP president fosters the development of communication skills, patience, and time management. As president of ASB4SCFP, Anthony supervised the entirety of the trip, including the selection of participants, the camp curriculum, finances, transportation, and food and lodging. Most importantly, he was entrusted with the job of constructing a positive attitude and sense of community for the students involved.
On top of being ASB4SCFP president, Anthony also maintains an internship in Cape Town, SA for Africa/ Harvard-SPH Partners in Cohort Research Training and is the bass section leader in Harmonyx, the Black Student Movement’s hip-hop and R&B acapella group. He plans to pursue a career in medicine following his experience here at UNC Chapel Hill.