Students and staff at Port Huron Area Schools will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with activities and service projects.
Students in district elementary schools will host members of the Port Huron Branch of the NAACP. The volunteers will read selected books and engage in discussions with the students.
Secondary students will be engaging in a service project to benefit the local community. Students will be collecting and delivering both canned goods and basic toiletries to Blue Water Rescue Mission, New Life Women’s Mission, Carolyn’s Place, Pathways Homeless Shelter, and Harbor for Youth.
The partnership with the NAACP has been a yearly tradition. Port Huron Schools Superintendent Theo Kerhoulas said, “I am so proud that Port Huron Schools partners with our local NAACP each year to engage our students.”
Kerhoulas said that the students “are not only learning about Dr. King and his remarkable work, but also participating in a collective project that provides something of value and care to people in our community. Seeing our students exhibit the values of peace, love and equality on Dr. King’s holiday each year is truly something special.”
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland