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As the campus prepares to re-open for the Spring 2021 semester, student involvement’s traditional kick-off activity of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service has been canceled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The annual day of service engaged hundreds of S&T students with partners and activities that furthered a piece of King’s philosophy that acts of love could drive social change, creating a more just and equitable world for all people.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, Jan. 18. Although we will not have the option of physical opportunities, there are quite a few global opportunities to assist others. DoSomething.org offers several opportunities or ideas that still allow you to give time and energy to a cause that matters, still allowing you to make a difference. Ideas range from document transcription for the Smithsonian Institution to working on a crisis text line to volunteering with the United Nations. In addition, Catchafire is an aggregator of virtual volunteering opportunities.
Please encourage students to share the volunteer hours they complete at any point this semester via this form.
During the day, S&T encourages pausing for reflection and taking time to follow Student Diversity Initiatives social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) to follow the messaging and learning opportunities shared throughout that day.