Edmonds teens Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a day “on”

Jan 21, 2016
Courtesy of: United Way of Snohomish County Students from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools volunteered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with the United Way of Snohomish County on Jan. 18.

On Jan. 18, 228 teen and adult volunteers chose to make this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a day “on” rather than a day “off” in Snohomish County.

Edmonds School District students spent the day serving across the county, including students from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools.

“I know I’m making a difference,” said Marisol Stewart, a Meadowdale senior and the school’s Colores Unidos club’s president.

Students from Edmonds and nearby communities volunteered at Jennings Park.

Marking its seventh year, the service event featured 14 projects throughout Snohomish County. Projects ranged from planting trees and park clean ups, to assisting food banks and senior centers.

This year, over 20 adults also volunteered and led groups of students.

“I think it is really important for teens to give back to the community,” said Lisa Syravong, the Membership and Volunteer coordinator, at the Snohomish Sound Salmon Solutions. “It gives them an opportunity to give back, to understand what is happening in the community and to see what projects are out there.”

The MLK Day of Service in Snohomish County is a partnership of United Way of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services and Senior Corps – RSVP and the YMCA of Snohomish County.

For details about the event, visit www.uwsc.org/mlkday.php.

 

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