Monday is more than a day off from school (although that’s pretty awesome). Even MORE awesome – it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honor of the prominent civil rights leader, the day has become one of service.
King once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Do something for someone else – it’s easy and you’ll feel great after. We promise. Here’s a list of ideas to get you started:
- Collect jeans for homeless teens. There are 1.7 million homeless teens in the U.S. And their number one requested item is a pair of jeans. Click here to find out what you can do.
- Project Cleanup. Pick up 10 pieces (Yup that’s it, maybe more if you feel up to the challenge) of trash in your local community.
- Inauguration National Day of Service on January 19th. Join President Obama and the first family as they honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. Find a way to get involved here.
- Disasters, economy, education, oh my. MLKday.gov highlights six causes you can get involved with. Get the project toolkits here.
Want to know what it was like to be activist in the 1960s? Text MLK to 38383 to find out. GO