Just because campus is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17th), does not mean that the students at South Puget Sound Community College aren’t active in celebrating the life of this amazing American leader. January tenth through the eighteenth is MLK Week on campus, and almost every day there are things to do for students to give back to their communities and get inspired to make their world a better place.
To give you an idea of all the activity going on this week, here is a brief look at some of the things SPSCC students will be involved in:
On Wednesday, the SPSCC Blood Mobile will be rolling on campus at 9AM sharp. Donating blood is a great way to give to someone in need, but is not for the faint of heart. If you can stand the sight of your own blood siphoning out of your arm, head over and save a life!
For those that are eager to get involved and get their hands dirty, there is a Community Service Fair in the Student Union Building on Thursday from 11AM-1PM. Inspired by Mr. King’s devotion to his community and his nation, the Career Center has invited twenty-six vendors to represent different agencies that can get you connected. For students, this is also a great opportunity to bulk up community service hours and become eligible for scholarships.
Then, on Monday, instead of taking the day off, students have the opportunity to sign up to make care packages for our soldiers, or to visit Madison Elementary and teach the elementary students about social justice.
If you know an SPSCC student, make sure to let them know about these upcoming events, or if you aren’t a student, stop by anyway and participate in the public events. To see a full itinerary of activities for MLK Week, go to www.spscc.ctc.edu for more information.
About the Author:
Morgan Forde is a local college student from Yelm, who plans to double-major in political science and journalism. She enjoys writing, reading novels, and spending quality time with her friends and family.