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Jan. 17 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence. MLK Day of Service is a way to honor his life and teachings by engaging in community action that continues to solve social problems. Service breaks down barriers by bringing people from different experiences together – volunteering can unite Americans of all ages and backgrounds while building stronger communities.

Service Learning Handbook from National Youth Leadership Council geared to Middle and high school students to explore topics, strengthen group dynamics through team-building activities, explore education equity needs in their communities, and discover resources before taking action. The session plans are designed to take approximately an hour and span 14 sessions, by which point young people will have not only acted, but also shared their experiences with others.

Visit The King Center for additional information about MLK day and how you can get involved.