Community Service as service or experiential learning is an integral part of the Scholars Program. Learning related to the tasks performed brings a focus on broader social, political, historical, and cultural issues. In-class dialogue and presentations provide opportunities for reflection about service experiences. On-site service, exchange, and discussion provide Scholars with an opportunity to develop critical leadership skills to become active change agents.
Past community service projects have included:
A hallmark of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program is the annual MLK Legacy Teach-In at local public schools. During spring semester, Scholars will engage junior high and high school students in workshops and other activities focused on social justice and how Dr. King’s legacy can be translated into their everyday in their schools and communities.
Explore an MLK, Jr. Teach-In Lesson Plan (PDF: 93 KB)