Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday dedicated to the life and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For many, it's a day off from school and work, but for 75 college students from Florida's Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), it was a day to give back to the children and families of Boys Town North Florida.
The students arrived at Boys Town North Florida ready to participate in a day of service. They started their day by learning about the history of Boys Town and the different programs that are offered. Students engaged in a discussion on the civil efforts Father Flanagan used as a catalyst for the creation of Boys Town.
After learning about Boys Town's programs and mission, the students set out to work. Together they completed a variety of tasks effectively and efficiently. Several students worked outside pulling weeds, shoveling, and placing new mulch down to give the location a fresh look. While they worked outside, another group of students began organizing the art room and cleaning the kitchen.
All their efforts left Boys Town North Florida's ART Town looking spotless, well organized, and ready for future events! One student noted that they appreciated having the opportunity to leave a place better than they found it. Another student said they enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Boys Town and were looking forward to volunteering again!
The day was a great success thanks to students who utilized their day off to serve the community. Boys Town North Florida would like to extend a thank you to the students at FAMU and Percy Henry, their director, for all their hard work!