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UMN Morris to Engage in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Students and volunteers at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Trina Vue '20, Communications and Marketing
Publication date: 
January 9, 2020

The Morris campus and community will take part in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20. University volunteers will focus on youth programming, inspiring area elementary students with ideas for civic engagement and social justice.

What's New

Unlike previous years (which focused on serving area nonprofits), this year's day of service will focus on providing a full day of programming for area students. Students will engage in music, art, and mini theatre activities.

"In past years, school had been in session on the day and we would send volunteers into classrooms to do a brief 20-minute exercise," says Sarah Eckel, community program assistant. "Working with children being an ideal project, we decided to continue to make that the focus by providing free programming for children."


All events will be held at the Morris Area Elementary School (151 S Columbia Ave, Morris, MN 56267).

Morris Community Meal Prep

  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Youth Showcase and Program

  • 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Morris Community Meal

  • 5:30–7:30 p.m.


  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.


  • 6–7 p.m.

Learn More and Get Involved

All are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers are especially needed for the Morris Community Meal preparation and serving. Register today at

To learn more, contact the Office of Community Engagement at 320-589-6457 or

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a collaboration between the UMN Morris Offices of Community Engagement, Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs, and International Student Programs; student organizations Black Student Union and United Students for Africa; and community groups Morris Area Community Education and Morris Area High School Drama Club. Meals are sponsored by Sodexo, Women of Today, Riverwood Bank, Rentz Agency/Midwest Health, and Kiwanis.