Saturday, January 14, 2017

Boston Public Schools participates in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events

Boston Public Schools participates in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events
Hundreds of students, staff involved in civic engagement across Boston
BOSTON - January 13, 2017 - On Monday, hundreds of Boston Public Schools (BPS) students and staff will embark upon civic engagement activities and discussions across the city for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in observance of the civil rights leader's birthday.
At the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang will begin the day by attending the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts' annual MLK Breakfast.
Then, at Boston Latin School, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Chang will kick off a day of service with Boston Cares and more than 650 volunteers - including many BPS students - who will put together robotic and engineering kits, math games and other materials to donate to BPS classrooms. Fox 25 News anchor Vanessa Welch will emcee the event; and AMP 103.3 FM will provide music throughout the day.
At Boston Renaissance Charter School, the #IAM Day of Service event will feature Superintendent Chang along with fellow school, city, civic, and community leaders for panel discussions about racism, homophobia, and personal identity. The event will include recognition of three BPS educators who have addressed these issues in their work; as well as a student dance performance by the OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center.
At the headquarters of City Year Boston, a valued BPS partner, several volunteers will pack school supply kits and hygiene kits, create fleece blankets and hats, and paint artwork to benefit local community centers as well as the Higginson-Lewis K-8 School and the Hale Elementary School.

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