MLK Day of Service was established twenty-five years ago to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers and create solutions to social problems. This year, United Way will participate in MLK Day of Service on January 16, by inviting individuals to join our Education Call to Action to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor.
United Way knows that gaining access to a good education is a key factor contributing to future success. In fact, individuals with a high school diploma tend to earn 74% more than those who fail to graduate. United Way aims to help students start, stay in school and do their best. However, with more than one million young people dropping out annually we will need significant interventions. Research proves that when caring volunteers work with students of all ages, these young people will have a better chance at success! United Way's effort to recruit one million new volunteer readers, tutors and mentors is a way to connect volunteers with students who need the support. Each volunteer can make a critical difference in students life.
United Way and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. share a vision for a world where every individual is able to achieve their full potential. If we all work together we can help create the changes needed to help kids succeed! The best way to honor Dr. King on January 16 is by volunteering. Won't you join us?
Search additional volunteer opportunities for Monday January 16 here.