Join us as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's legacy with a day of service. This year we are partnering with George Washington Carver Middle School.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service is an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the principles of equality and selflessness that Dr. King embodied. Dr. King believed in celebrating and promoting the worth of every person. He championed for diverse cultures to live and thrive together in a spirit of love, understanding and service to one another. Through his example, Dr. King challenged and empowered individuals to take action and lift up their neighbors and communities by volunteering.
Carver Middle School has a unique and long history that dates back to 1889 when it opened as East Vernon School. In 1912, the name was changed to William McKinley Jr. High, and in 1943, it was renamed Dr. George Washington Carver Jr. High. Finally, Carver was reconfigured to a Middle School in 1992.
The school is named in honor of a great African American scientist, Dr. George Washington Carver, who gained international fame for his research in agriculture. Dr. Carver was born on a farm in 1864, and was a self-educated man who rose above the racial prejudices of his time and developed over 300 products from peanuts as a result of scientific research and hard work. In 1910, Dr. Carver became head of the Department of Research at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Dr. Carver truly subscribed to his value of education when he stated the following: Start where you are with what you have; Make something of it; Never be satisfied.
What To Wear :
Your Mission Continues blue T-shirt, closed toe-shoes, along with any other sturdy clothing you don't mind getting dirty or paint on them.
What To Bring :
Water bottle, sunscreen, hat and a great attitude.
On site parking will be available.
Inclement Weather Plan :
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.