Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
During MLK Day, 2014 we are dedicated to making it a Day On and Not A Day Off – to using the talents of Kent State University students, faculty and staff to make a difference in our community. Our program, entitled Just 4 A Day is a reminder of Dr. King’scall for justice in our society. We hope to not only engage in service on that day but to reflect on the social injustices that are present in our community and promote on-going action and social change.
The MLK Day of Service, Just 4 A Day, is a way to transform Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings into community service and discussions that explores social problems. The service may meet a tangible need, such as fixing a school or senior center, or it may meet a need of the spirit, such as building a sense of community or mutual responsibility. On this day, we hope to involve students, faculty and staff in projects that will strengthen our community, empower individuals, and bridge barriers.
Let us respond to and respect the legacy of Dr. King by providing opportunities to engage our community. Last year over 15,000 service projects were conducted across the country. Americans delivered meals, refurbished schools, read to children, etc. Let us respond to the new national call to service and to Dr. King’s dream by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for our community on this historic day.
To join us for Kent State University’s MLK Day of Service, Just 4 a Day on Monday, January 20th from 9 am – 1pm.
Sponsored by: Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Hillel at Kent State University