Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Interval House News Release
“Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love…”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join us in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 17 on the public library grounds, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interval House Molokai is teaming with Aka`ula School and the Molokai Public Library to honor and celebrate a great man who devoted his life to equality, social justice, economic advancement and opportunity for all.
Our program will start with Aka`ula School’s vibrant and moving “Music of the Movement” civil rights musical celebration. AmeriCorps and community members will share Dr. King’s stirring and inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech in sign language, Fijian, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish and Hawaiian. Awards will be presented to student art contest winners. Kindergarten through high school students were asked to meet Dr. King’s “Challenge to Serve” by creating a poster that inspires others to serve and answers Dr. Martin Luther King’s question, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for other?’” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service falls on Monday, Jan. 19 and is the only federal service holiday.
Booths manned by AmeriCorps members and Aka`ula School will include the International Peace Poem Project, face painting for keiki, art activities promoting community service and honoring Dr. King, a reading center with an enticing array of books on Dr. King and the civil rights movement, and the Hokule’a and Hikianalia Peace and Friendship Quilt Project. In keeping with our goal of promoting community gardens and sustainability, AmeriCorps members will distribute veggie seedlings to our community.
Stop by and pick up brochures, posters, bookmarks and stickers and learn more about AmeriCorps and how you can serve our community and earn an educational stipend for college or trade school. What is AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in solving community problems. Since 1994, more than 820,000 individuals have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than one billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. On Molokai, through Interval House Molokai, AmeriCorps members can earn educational stipends through volunteer activities including parent education and training, promoting community gardens, mentoring, and community education and development.
Interval House Molokai is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen individuals, families and our community by providing opportunities for education, personal development, and life-long learning. We are located in the Kualapuu Business Center, Suite 201. Please call 567-9067 for more information.