Local school gets creative to give back to the surrounding community.
Tuesday, January 22
For many in the nation, it was a day off from work and school, but the students at Lansdale Catholic High School took the time to give back. Since 1983, the federal holiday has been known as the annual celebration to mark the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1994, according to mlkday.gov, the government declared the day a Day of Service to remember all the man did for others. "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?,'" King once said. To show the meaning behind those words, the students, facutly and staff at LCHS chose Aid for Friends to be their benefactor this year. The organization has offered meals and services to shut-ins since 1974, according to its site. LCHS volunteers …
Patch has some great ideas for teaching your kids about diversity and acceptance this Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21.
Your child might think of Monday, Jan. 21 as just another day off from school. But you can use Martin Luther King Jr., Day as an opportunity to teach them about the civil rights movement, the importance of racial equality, Martin Luther King Jr., and his legacy. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Day by talking to your children about King. What do they know about the man, and about the civil rights movement? What do they know about King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech? What do they believe was his intended message? Ask your children to tell you what they've learned about King, and then help fill in the gaps. (Many children think Dr. King was a phyician!) For example, do they know that he was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace …