Mission in Action: Mentoring Potential

December 29, 2014

 

At the Y, we believe a positive mentor and opportunities to give back to one’s community can change the course of a young person’s life. This is why, for this year’s Martin Luther King’s Day of Service on Monday, January 19, we are integrating a special activity for all of the children attending our 22 YMCA branches School Days Out Program."

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the Martin Luther King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. MLK Day is a chance to start the year off right by making an impact in your community. This is why, for this year’s MLK day,  we are integrating a special activity for all of the children attending our School Days Out Program on Martin Luther King holiday. Participants will write letters to service men and women thanking them for their commitment to serving and protecting our country.  

At the Y, we believe a positive mentor and opportunities to give back to one’s community can change the course of a young person’s life. This is why we focus our youth programs on nurturing the social-emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. Positive role models and opportunities to give back are a big part of that growth, helping children realize their potential, gain self-confidence and feeling good about helping others helps them to set a course for a successful future.

Visit here to learn more about the YMCA’s School Days Out program and how your child can participate.