SAMMI DYSON, NEWS CORRESPONDENT
Students and staff at St. Norbert College took an excellent opportunity to reach out and serve their community on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Members of the SNC community went to local schools to talk about the life and legacy of Dr. King and offered their help at several other community locations nearby to the college.
A legendary activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made a huge impact on the United States. Even though his time was cut short, the effect he had on the nation’s people was extraordinary. Participating in the national event on MLK Day, many people worked hard as a tribute to Dr. King to make an impact on the community around them.
Students from the track and field teams traveled to elementary schools in the Green Bay area, teaching children about the man himself and encouraging them to follow his ideals: respecting and valuing the people around them. The athletes got kids excited with activities like songs and skits and reminded them to love others.
Volunteers also helped at places like the St. Vincent de Paul Store, the Einstein Project, Paul’s Pantry, St. John’s Homeless Shelter and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
To see some of the service done by SNC, visit wbay.com/2016/01/18/st-norbert-students-staff-give-back/.
In addition to service, many people attended seminars and talks on the SNC campus, with topics that educated people and advised them how to respect and help others in different ways, both on campus and in the community. These seminars and talks included Safe Space Ally Training, Interfaith Understanding and more.
Whether by teaching, working, training or learning, it was clearly a day dedicated to giving back and helping out. In the words of Dr. King, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” On Jan. 18, this idea called many members of the SNC community to action and allowed them to pay tribute to the late Martin Luther King, Jr.