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Celebrating MLK Jr. Day of Service 2012

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and student volunteers recently hosted 75 young people from Right Moves for Youth for the 2012 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Queens.

The middle school students spent the day at Queens learning about Dr. King and university life, and completed a service project.

"The day was a complete success for our students because they were engaged and challenged by all of the workshops and activities," said Jason Brown of Right Moves for Youth. "Our participation in this great day of service helped them to learn more about the life and legacy of the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our students walked away knowing that one person can make a difference."

For the service project all of the students made more than 450 sandwiches for homeless clients at Urban Ministry Center.

Students also reflected on Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, created a peace pole with the phrase "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in eight languages, reflected on other students' service work from around the world and learned from other role models in the Charlotte community.

The mission of Right Moves for Youth is provide the resources, guidance and motivation for student program participants in middle and high school to success in school and to attain life skills to become proactive and contributing members of society. Students from various innercity schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System participate.

Learn more about the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

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