On Monday, January 21, 2019, Friends School of Baltimore will gather and send hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni into the community in support of MLK Day of Service. On this day we join one another to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality by serving our greater community. Activities are both on-campus and at sites such as Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House, Baltimore Hunger Project, Art with a Heart, Helping Up Mission, Our Daily Bread, The Baltimore Station, Paul’s Place, Moveable Feast, Broadmead and The Book Thing. Our guest speakers at the Welcome Breakfast will be Executive Director Kenneth Morrison from DewMore Baltimore
along with Maren Wright-Kerr, Dew More’s 2018 Youth Poet Laureate who will share her message through the power of poetry. Click here
for Marin Wright-Kerr’s bio.
We will be collecting books for The Book Thing
at the Welcome Breakfast on MLK Day. They accept books and magazines regardless of age or subject matter and will also take records, CDs, DVDs, phones, photographs and tablets. Please bring in anything that you would like to donate.
We are happy to welcome over 20 Thread
students, family members, and AmeriCorps members to this year’s Friends MLK Day of Service. Thread’s community will participate in activities alongside Friends School community members. Thread engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. Thread believes relationships have the power to foster student’s academic advancement and personal growth into self-motivated, resilient, and responsible citizens.
“We are pleased to place emphasis on working together in Baltimore communities in support of the holiday’s national mission to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a ‘Beloved Community,' " say this year’s parent coordinators Laurie Haas and Jennifer Smith. "We have volunteer spots available in a variety of activities and are confident that they will all fill up as they have in past years."