The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Hosts Annual MLK Challenge

Jan 20, 2014

75 kids from around Central Arkansas are volunteering their time in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts an annual “MLK Challenge”, teaching kids about the legacy of Dr. King’s service, as well as the work of many others.

The children, ages 12 to 18, volunteer with eight different sites around Little Rock, including the Dream Center and the Rice Depot.

Education Director Elvon Reed says most importantly they aim to teach Dr.King's legacy of service, but also to "train young people to give back to the community". Reed continues, saying, "we feel that if they begin doing it as teenagers, when they're young, it'll be part of their DNA when they get older."

She says after their volunteer work they head back to the center for lunch and a debrief of their day.