Prospective students invited to campus for Diversity Days Jan. 18-19
RELEASED: December 18, 2008
The program is developed around the theme "A Day On, Not a Day Off," made possible by an MLK Challenge Grant.
"Centre is one of a select number of schools statewide that was awarded the MLK Challenge Grant," says Ned Frazer, associate director of admission. "The MLK Challenge is a region-wide effort to get people engaged in community-based service work in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy."
Bringing together high school and college students throughout the community, the MLK Challenge focuses on King's vision that calls everyone to "rise above the narrow confines of (our) individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
During the open house, Centre students will connect with local high school students, as well as prospective students interested in attending the College, through community services activities to focus on positive change in honor of King. The community service will be conducted at a variety of community agencies in the Danville community, including the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, local food pantries, and others. Reflection upon what it means to actively contribute to the community will be a key component of the service activities, linking student service work to the mission of the agencies, as well as to the legacy of King.
"It's our intention that by engaging students in working with and for the community that we'll cultivate an understanding of the value of service to others and thereby encourage students to engage in additional service in the future," Frazer says.for the full schedule and to register!
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