About MLK Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is 'a day on, not a day off' for Essex CHIPS. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King’s commitment to civic engagement, MLK Day has become dedicated as a national day of service.
From the National Service website: "Dr. King 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. Your service honors Dr. King's life and teachings and helps meet community challenges. Service also brings people together of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The MLK Day of Service encourages all types of service, particularly projects that have a lasting impact and connect participants to ongoing service."
Essex CHIPS & the Teen Center invites youth volunteers to join us annually for a day of serving our community side by side.
Phone: 802-878-6982 ext.
On Martin Luther King day, people all over the country honor MLK's legacy by helping others, especially those who are forgotten or treated unjustly.
In 2021, we celebrated MLK Day with an Acts of Service Treasure Hunt. Participants completed as many of the acts on our list as they could over a few weeks and were entered into a raffle for a very special prize.
Download the list below!