Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the MLK holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all "walks of life" to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Last year, over 60 students participated in Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Center's MLK Day. Students performed a reading day at Emerson Family School, planted Peace Lilies at Fire Station One, and repainted the Brickfire project (an after school program for community youth.)