The start of the new year gives us the opportunity to consider how we are going to make a bigger, better impact on the world especially on a day like Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is important to make every day a day of service. One way to do this is by emphasizing the principles that Martin Luther King and other community leaders embodied including humanitarianism and being an “upstander”. Rather than being a “bystander”, Martin Luther King took great risks not only to strengthen the protection of human rights, but also created a movement to advocate for the equal and fair treatment of all citizens and was a true “upstander”.
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, encourage your students to continue and carry on their commitment to serving their community, and teach them through Martin Luther King’s example about humanitarian behavior.
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