"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
"We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now."
"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right."
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Check out this great video on Dr. King's Legacy of Service http://bcove.me/xj4sfaur
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 King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve." To honor his words of inspiration and encouragement, the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) asks you to mark January 16, 2017 on your calendar for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
The MLK Day of Service was initiated by Congress in 1994 and has been developed beyond a federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service. In honor of this special day, thousands of service projects will be planned across the country grounded in Dr. King's teachings of nonviolence and social justice. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the 2017 MLK Day of Service. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Toolkit is available online at www.MLKDay.gov to help you plan your 2017 project.
As an individual, or in small teams, plan a service event activity for Monday, January 16, 2017. Please register your event with the administration of Holland Public Schools in advance so we know what service project you are doing and so that we can highlight your selected service activity. Please print, complete, and email the form below to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the hundreds of thousands of people who serve on MLK Day and throughout the year. MLK Day is a chance to start the year off right by making an impact in your community.
Are you a writer? Consider writing and competing in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Content. Winners will be announced and recognized at the HPS Board of Education Meeting on February 20, 2017 during Black History Month. For more information see MLK 2017 Essay Contest Requirements
Community Events and Activities to Get Involved In:
Grand Valley State University Events
Hidden Figures Movie-The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. This movie is currently being shown locally here in Holland. I challenge students to watch the movie and share their thoughts with their teacher. Great for STEM students!
Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnZRw8juTsQ
Want some extra challenge? Research one of these main characters from the movie and submit a one-page historical summary to Dr. Davis of how one of these great women contributed to our country and advancements in their field of study.
Hope College Martin Lutehr King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture-Dismantling Injustice-Creating a New Legacy for a Better Future
The keynote speaker is Julian Hinson, alumnus from the Class of 2010. Julian Hinson is currently a 4th-year medical student at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN where he is a Amos Christie Scholar. Among countless leadership roles during his time at Hope, he was a Phelps scholar and president of Black Student Union.
January 16, 2017 7:00 P.M. Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Maple Avenue Ministies Day of Service
Instructional Lessons for the classroom and at home:
Lessons for Grades 3-5: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757657
Lesson 1: Words in Service: http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/pdfs/CNCS_35_L1WordsInService_FNL.pdf
Lesson 2: Service Pioneers: http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/pdfs/CNCS_35_L2ServicePioneers_FNL.pdf
Lesson 3: Healthy Futures: http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/pdfs/CNCS_35_L3HealthyFutures_FNL.pdf
Lessons for Grades 6-8: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757658
Lesson 1: A Beloved Community: http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/pdfs/CNCS_68_LISTEN.pdf
Lesson 2: You Are Needed: http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/pdfs/CNCS_68_PLAN.pdf
Lesson 3: Actions Speak Louder: http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/pdfs/CNCS_68_REFLECT.pdf
EduGuide Activity: Motivation Through Core Purpose
Research by Dr. David Yeager indicates that when students spend time building their core purpose, their academic outcomes go up, and they are more likely to persist toward a degree. That’s a key part of what students do in EduGuide’s program, so we wanted to share a free, printable activity you can use to get your students started in this process. It’s based on a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called “The Drum Major Instinct.” In this speech, King articulates his own core purpose: the legacy for which he wants to be remembered, after his death. To learn more about this activity guide https://eduguideblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/activity-motivation-through-core-purpose/