“Dr. King’s teaching can continue to guide us in addressing our nation’s most pressing social needs such as poverty, job loss, and education. Each of us can contribute to strengthening our communities by serving in his honor on the King Holiday. And, by making service part of our daily lives, we can be an integral part of our nation’s renewal and recovery, built one community at a time.” Visit here for more information.
Today all of my coworkers are spread out across the city doing volunteering projects at different locations including Kaleidoscope Place, Arc Value Village, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Open Arms, Good Will, Tubman Center, and Neighbors, Inc.
Instead of taking the day off, I am volunteering at the Science Museum of Minnesota for MLK day of service. The Science Museum has been a big part of my childhood in elementary school due to a unique partnership. There is always cool exhibit going on at the museum, and I loved going there each year to learn about how to put on my own exhibits as an elementary student. I recommend checking it out if you have not, coming up this February, there will be a mummy exhibit.
Today my job was to help prepare materials for Elementary is Engineering (EIE) program. It was fun to get to make tile sandwiches using clay, soil, and sand, as well as experiment with materials to build a 3 layer wall. By adding water to clay, soil, and sand separately, we are testing out to see which tiles will stick to each other after they are dry. And by having limited materials, are we able to build a wall with 30 rocks? This was challenging, but I had a fun day volunteering. Hopefully, my wall of rocks was successful.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” What matters to you?