Our wish for this project was to provide community service to local organizations such as the Family Aid Center and local residences for senior citizens. Furthermore, to provide the opportunity for students and staff to start a life-long journey of giving back and being active citizens.
Our project originated at Hillside Intermediate School where students were welcomed by an introduction about Martin Luther King Day and the significance of Martin Luther King's philosophy. In order to honor this, small groups of staff, community members, and students volunteered their day off to provide services at local organizations; services such as sorting donations at a family aid center and putting on a talent show for seniors. After providing services, small groups traveled back to Hillside School to reflect on their day and how it linked to Martin Luther King's work. Almost all whom reflected felt proud of their contribution and were motivated to do it again.