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On MLK Day, PHS Students Commit to Day of Service

January 19, 2014
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  01/20/14 On Monday, more than 70 members of the Plymouth High School Key Club will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy by dedicating themselves to a day of service and volunteer activities throughout the Plymouth area. These Plymouth teens will be joined by volunteers across the country on this national day of service, committing their time and effort to advance equality and opportunity for everyone in the community.

“We honor Dr. King by giving back to Marshall County,” said Stephanie Wezeman, the Advisor of Plymouth High School Key Club. “Throughout the year, PHS Key Club kids, and their partners in Plymouth Kiwanis, are using the power of service to make a real difference in our community. I’m especially excited this year about the floor-to-ceiling cleaning projects we’re doing at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, and at the Webster Center.”

“The Key Club will contribute more than 250 service hours to the community on this one special day,” said Travis Tredway, PHS Key Club President. “If you happen to see a Key Clubber in the community on Monday, make sure to thank them for their service.”

Students are working at multiple locations in and around Plymouth. Since school is in session as a snow make-up day, many students are in the other PCSC schools helping teachers and principals, but most students are helping in other venues. Students are volunteering at the Marshall County Humane Society, Pilgrim Manor, Miller’s Merry Manor, Miller’s Assisted Living, the Plymouth Fire Department, the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, the Webster Center, and other locations in the area.

The Plymouth High School Key club is the teen version of Plymouth Kiwanis. The primary mission of Kiwanis International, based in Indianapolis, is to make the world a better place for children. We do that by focusing on projects throughout the year that do exactly that: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, PHS Dance Marathon for Riley Children’s hospital, and MLK Day of Service.

The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual MLK Day of Service, working with the King Center in Atlanta and thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses nationwide. Monday marks the 28th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal holiday and projects are spanning all fifty states.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service each year through its core programs, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. Visit nationalservice.gov for more information.

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