MLK Community Service a Valuable Experience for Willamette Academy Students

On Monday, January 16, 2012, on their day off of school for the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Willamette Academy students participated in a community service project doing voter registration outreach. In preparation, community organizers trained students. The day of service resulted in the registration of thirty Salem residents. Through this experience Willamette Academy students learned communication skills, the importance of voter registration, and the opportunities that we have to make a difference in our community. Willamette Academy students were excited and willing to learn about the importance of service work. After going into Salem to knock on doors, the day ended with an inspiring speech by Chief of Justice DeMuniz. It was uplifting to see Willamette Academy students work in conjunction with Willamette University organizations like OMA, MLK, Causa, and NAACP.