LSS Childcare and Education Students Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Local Service Projects

MLK Day

The students of the First Reformed LSS After-School and Summer Program  will serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Students will make a difference in their community by sharing their time and many talents, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in volunteer service. Students planned a day of service to honor the memory and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students brainstormed ways that they can positively impact their community and decided to do three different projects. They will be making dog bones and fleece blankets for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society and will be creating treat bags to say “thank you” to local snow plow drivers.

Students in all LSS Childcare & Education programs participate in monthly service learning projects so the students have plenty of practice in volunteer service to others. Celebrating MLK Day of Service gives them the opportunity to highlight this important component of their after school learning and fun.

Please Join Us
Who: Students of LSS First Reformed After-School and Summer Program
What: Participating in National Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Where: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room at First Reformed Church, 4800 E. Tomar Rd., Sioux Falls
When: January 20, 2014 Day of Service, 3:30 to 5 pm

LSS has five after-school and summer programs that include students from many different Sioux Falls and Harrisburg elementary schools. Programs are designed with the philosophy that children learn when they are making choices. LSS offers a wide variety of hands-on and fun learning activities for students to choose from. Enrollment for summer fun and next school year is currently under way.

The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual MLK Day of Service. For more information on MLK Day of Service please visit MLKDay.gov.

Lutheran Social Services is a private non-profit social service agency. Last year, nearly 50,000 lives were touched through a variety of services offered through LSS statewide. In addition to Childcare & Education Services, core services offered by LSS include adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, disaster response, consumer credit counseling, residential services for children and youth, independent living services for young adults, mentoring, refugee and immigration services, affordable housing and counseling services. LSS serves people of all ages, races, faiths and economic levels with professional, confidential and affordable services. LSS services are licensed by the State of South Dakota and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Contact: Heather DeWit, Director of LSS Childcare & Education Services
Phone: 605-929-7958
Email: Heather.DeWit@LssSD.org

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