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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 cancelled this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The annual day of service engaged hundreds of S&T students with partners and activities which 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 up several opportunities or ideas which still allow you to give time and energy to a cause which 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.
We encourage you to share the hours you’ve completed at any point this semester via this easy form.
During the day, we encourage pausing for reflection and taking time to follow Student Diversity Initiatives social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) to follow the messaging and learning opportunities shared throughout that day.