A record number of Missouri S&T students participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by taking “A Day ON, Not a Day Off” on Monday, Jan. 18.
Over 300 students volunteered throughout Phelps County. Projects included flood clean-up, reading and visiting with senior citizens, walking and grooming shelter dogs, cleaning the training room at the Rolla Police Department, writing letters to troops and much more.
“We hope that those who participated feel empowered to continue making active contributions to their communities,” says Jessica Haywood, Missouri S&T’s student service coordinator in student life. “Students say that serving others helps them to broaden their perspective and identify new ways to impact their own lifelong development.”
These civic-minded young Miners are already making it a priority to make a difference. We believe they will be picking up the shillelagh as the OGS members of the future.