“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
Recalling the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., MPA students and teachers devoted the Friday before his national holiday to an all-school day of service, volunteering their time and youthful energy to help children, senior citizens, and our less fortunate neighbors.
Students in Grades 8-12:
- volunteered at Inspiration Corporation, a homeless empowerment and job-training facility;
- worked with students at Burr Oak Academy and Lawn Manor School;
- and helped organize storage areas here on campus.
Students in Grades 5-7 partnered with Lower School students on several service-related craft projects, creating:
- activity books for children in hospitals;
- valentines and placemats for homebound seniors served by Meals on Wheels;
- window birdfeeders for residents at Smith Village retirement community and Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center;
- and “birthday party kits” for local homeless families, with handmade cards, balloons, and cake supplies.
Teachers and students also engaged in discussions and watched videos on Dr. King and service to others throughout the day.
VIDEO: Dr. King’s Legacy of Service