The Annual MLK Day of Service


The annual MLK Day of Service inspires hundreds of thousands of Americans to come together to serve their community. Citizens in all 50 states perform service and volunteer to help meet the needs of their community.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized the power of service. He famously said, "Everyone can be great because everybody can serve." Observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making your community a better place.

For MLK Day, individuals across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual ceremony (the ceremony will be recorded for later viewing) and volunteer or perform a good deed safely from home. The session will air live on the Louisiana 4-H Facebook page at 10am, January 18, and a recording will be provided via email to all individuals that complete the interest form. Youth and adults that log their participation will receive a service participation packet by mail.

Anyone can participate in MLK Day of Service. You do not need to be a 4-H member to participate. Youth, volunteers, parents, teachers, and 4-H professionals that are interested in participating in MLK Day of Service can complete the interest form at MLK Day of Service Interest Form. The ceremony recording and link to the impact log will be sent out to all participants that complete the interest form on January 18. Participants have until January 31 to log their service to receive a service packet by mail.

For more information, contact Meggan Franks at, or Dr. Kimberly Jones at

1/13/2021 4:00:05 PM
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