On Monday, January 16, students at School for Community Learning participated in the 5th annual schoolwide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Each class completed a service project to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.
The Early Primary (Kindergarten+1 grade) class visited American Village Senior Living Center and completed an art project with the residents.
The Primary class (2+3 grade) went to the Martin Luther King Community Center in the morning to decorate the center for their coat and family kit drive. In the afternoon, they made bandannas to send to the dogs and cats at the Humane Society.
The Intermediate class (4+5 grade) received a presentation about aboriginal technology & indigenous culture from Amos and Carter with White Pine Wilderness Academy this morning. After that, they made blankets to send to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
The Middle School (6-8 grade) decided to use the morning to show gratitude to our public safety personnel. They delivered some treats to the crew at Indianapolis Fire Department Station 14 and Butler Police Department as a way of saying “thank you.” In the afternoon, they participated in the 3rd Annual MLK Love Walk hosted by Bust the B.U.B.B.L.E., a student organization focused on amplifying the voices of students of color at predominantly white institutions of higher learning. The Love Walk started at Butler University and ended at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, where a discussion about the work of Dr. King immediately followed.
Service and community engagement are at the core of our school’s philosophy, so we take this opportunity to remember Dr. King’s legacy and reflect on his message of organizing and taking action.