Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is Monday, January 15, 2018. It is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off” – and is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to work together to help solve our most pressing problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, bridges barriers, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Join the celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities across the country, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a chance to implement Dr. King’s teachings in lessons and activities that empower students and communities. Get ideas and planning resources and register your MLK Day project at

Organize a project with your students to teach a class of younger students about financial literacy and provide information to take home to educate their families and neighbors. Download a teacher instruction sheet, a student activity sheet and many other resources for educators from YSA and Scholastic.

Get ideas and discussion prompts for your class or group to think about Dr. King’s values, teachings, and actions and how you can honor his life and legacy through your MLK Day of Service project.

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