GCS Students Dedicate Day of Service to Honor Dr. King

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2018

Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
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GCS Students Dedicate Day of Service to Honor Dr. King
Dudley High hosts community event; students, staff gather at Four Seasons Town Centre

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools students aren’t required to go to school on Monday; however the Dudley High community will return to campus for a good cause.

Students, staff, alumni and PTSA members will observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., National Day of Service by helping those who are homeless. Participants will see presentations from members of Greensboro Recycling, Partners Ending Homelessness and 16 Cents Ministry (a ministry that provides worship, a hot meal and fellowship under the bridge at 300 Spring Garden Street). After the presentations, they will participate in service-learning activities such as making bed mats and care packages for the homeless. They are collecting items such as bottled water, nonperishable food items and toiletries.

Their day will begin at 8:30 a.m., with light breakfast, then presentations. Times for their service activities are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

At Four Seasons Town Centre, student and teacher leaders representing 15 GCS schools will showcase their Gift of Giving service-learning projects. The groups will share how they directly helped the community using grant money provided by Four Seasons Town Centre. Their projects included recycling programs and helping the homeless. The event, which runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., is hosted by The Volunteer Center. It includes hands-on service projects, career and volunteer fairs and student performances.

The official hashtag for MLK Day of Service is #MLKDay and locally #MLKDayGSO.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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