Honoring the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through His Words

MLK Day of ServiceMonday, January 15th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, an opportunity to encourage volunteerism and celebrate giving back in your community. We’re honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  by uplifting his words of wisdom. We encourage everyone to take part in #MLKDayofService to continue to honor his words.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whether you’re helping to provide food for neighbors in need, creating a safe environment for kids to thrive in after school, or assisting seniors to find meaningful connections at any age, the Y has endless opportunities to get involved and help others!

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK day of serviceAt the Y, we believe in uplifting the voices of the young people we serve, to develop the skills and confidence to lead positive change in our community and beyond. Consider volunteering with one of our teen or advocacy programs. You can even become a mentor. Learn more on how you can get involved in shaping our future.

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Neighbors from all backgrounds and walks of life discover common ground and broaden their perspectives. Consider volunteering your time to ensure our newest community members feel welcomed and valued. Learn more on how you can get involved.

“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Day of ServiceOur YMCA youth programs are run by caring individuals who are invested in helping each kid reach their full potential. Consider volunteering with one of our youth development programs and potentially becoming someone’s mentor. Make a difference in a child’s life today.

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The YMCA relies on volunteers like you! Sign up to volunteer with the YMCA of Frederick County and find your own greatness!