We had a total of 15 participants who helped serve at Brook Run Park, in Dunwoody, GA. We broke up into 3 groups to plant trees for the Trees Atlanta Organization. Kamera and I were able to capture some of the best moments of the service project (SEE PHOTOS BELOW).
The students fought through the cold weather and enjoyed collaborating on the service project. After the service project, we ate lunch at the office and played some games before we left for the movie.
We saw Canal Street and the movie was fitting for MLK Day. The students were receptive to the movie as it was relevant to their day-to-day lives as high school students. One of the main messages throughout the film dealt with confronting the racial stereotypes in America that we all struggle with to this day.
Overall, I believe it was an exceptional MLK Day of Service for UNL Atlanta and I am glad to have been a part of it.
– Avery Floyd, Atlanta Program Coordinator