Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 16, 2017
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.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
MLK Day Resources:
America's Sunday Supper - Points of Light
Join the movement and commit to host an America’s Sunday Supper. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of people of diverse backgrounds interacting on personal levels, America’s Sunday Supper encourages people to share a meal and discuss issues that affect their communities, to increase racial and cultural understanding and, to promote unity. Points of Light provides toolkits, a celebrity chef recipe book, conversation starters and incentives to help individuals and groups organize Sunday Suppers and service projects.
Lesson Plans for Teachers - Corporation for National & Community Service and Scholastic
Help your students understand Dr. King’s vision with these free, easy-to-use resources created by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Scholastic. Includes: Lesson plans and worksheets for grades 3-12; Service projects for all ages; and Primary-source resources about Dr. King.
Make the Pledge to Serve
To celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year, take the MLK Day Challenge by making a commitment to serve not just on one day, but throughout the year. Fill out the form below to make your pledge to service to make your community - and the country - a better place.
Learn More About Dr. King and MLK Day
Points of Light - MLK Day Resources
Corporation for National & Community Service - MLK Day Resources