Post Your MLK Day of Service Events on Social Media

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A young woman reads stories to children for the United Way of Southeast Michigan.

Earlier this week, youth across the nation engaged in group service projects to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth gave back to their communities in a variety of ways, including singing for people in need and getting their hands dirty for rural revitalization projects.

Even if your event is over, you can still share your service project on social media using one of the following hashtags dedicated to the day (or weekend) of service:

  • #musicMLK: Each year, the nonprofit MusicianCorps organizes events across the country that include a “day of song and service.” Help them reach 150 cities in 2016, by posting a recap of your music-based service event. Don't forget to include #musicMLK in your post.
  • #ServeRural: This year, the White House Rural Council will partner with the Corporation for National & Community Service to enlist volunteers to help build thriving rural communities. Agencies based in rural areas can use the hashtag #ServeRural to show how service events made a difference.
  • #MLKDayofService: Use this hashtag to post photos of your event or to share how many people you helped in the process. This is also a great way to find others agencies dedicated to community service and to discover ideas for new youth-friendly service projects.

Were you inspired by this week’s service events? Want to start preparing for next year? Get a head start planning for the 2017 MLK Day of Service with this guide from GenerationOn (PDF, 4.3MB).

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“Getting Youth Involved in Community Service”

Image courtesy of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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